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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Reactions to The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

27-Mar-14

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Absolutely superb and unique book for its target reader – the founding CEO of a software company. Real, practical guidance that no one else has covered in a business book. Becomes […]

Reactions to The Hunter and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett

25-Mar-14

The Hunter and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett My rating: 2 of 5 stars I am an unabashed fan of the great Dashiell Hammett. Or should I say, of his noir crime/detective fiction. Which was pretty much all there was to know before this new collection was published. Sadly for me, I found these non-crime […]

Reactions to Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez

25-Mar-14

Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez My rating: 3 of 5 stars I loved Suarez’ debut novel, Daemon, an intelligent, technically-savvy thriller starkly highlighting the more frightening near-term ramifications of a software-dominated society. Its sequel, Freedom(TM), is in a distinctly different voice – a wants-to-be-deep but overly casual meandering rumination on societal breakdown made less immediate […]

Reactions to The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game by Edward Achorn

25-Mar-14

The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game by Edward Achorn My rating: 3 of 5 stars An enjoyably written story of the mountebanks and reprobates who started and played in the American Association, an upstart professional baseball league that was a sort […]

Went to NYC for a week, came home to this little guy. Seems we're going to name him Persimmon.

23-Mar-14

Back for another night of the Allman Brothers Band.

20-Mar-14