Archive for July 23rd, 2012

“The Other Big Story Today . . .”

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

… was the penalties against Penn State football. The first, of course, was the horrible tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.  Then there were Olympic stories and the death of Sally Ride, the first US woman in space.  Coming up: why Tony Robbins “fire walkers” got burned.  I clicked the television off.

Here’s another story America:  (FYI) more than 100 people were killed in bomb and gun attacks in Iraq today.  Yesterday 20 died. It was a coordinated surge of violence between Muslim sects – and the American-trained Iraqi security forces failed miserably.  Muslim Shiites and Sunnis have been at war for over a thousand years.  We were there for 9-years and only lost about 4500-troops. For nothing. Afghanistan casualties are only about half that – and even more pointless.

There are  only about 100 days until our presidential election.  Let’s focus on Romney’s wealth and Obama’s fake Social Security number.  And who will win on “American Idol.”

Randy Wayne White Rut

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Randy Wayne White has had about 19-books on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Most are about the same characters on the same Florida Key Islands solving kidnappings, murders, terrorist plots, and other spectacular crimes.

“Doc” Ford is a former CIA operative who’s now a marine biologist.  He uses remarkable, high-tech gadgets when the agency convinces him to solve another case – which is exactly once each book.  The villains are really evil but they always get what they deserve in the end…ahhh, fiction.

Some might say I’m obsessive but I’ve read fourteen of his books in a row at about 3-per week.  I’ve compiled my library list below so i don’t take out the same book twice.

Dead Silence
Hunters Moon
Black Widow
Dark Light
Shark River
Chasing Midnight
Tampa Burn
Night Vision
Dead of Night
Deep Shadow
Sanibel
Twelve Mile Limit
Captiva
Everglades