Category Archives: Personal Views

The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe by Arthur Koestler

The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe by Arthur Koestler My rating: 4 of 5 stars We think progress is a line going forward, our knowledge ever increasing. Egyptians could weld precious metals by a process … Continue reading

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The Wild West: What Was It And Where Was It Exactly? Travel Impressions

Billy The Kid I’m always surprised to discover actual places where the Wild West occurred. Like many people I got most of my historic and geographic information, or misinformation, from films. I don’t remember ever hearing the phrase, The Wild … Continue reading

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Silver Gate: The Coronado Ferry-Travel Impressions

  Coronado Island is a popular tourist destination located on the Bay of San Diego. When you look at it on a map it is plain to see it is not an island at all but a peninsula that forms … Continue reading

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Fictional Detectives: Part One The Hard Boiled Detective

The Hard Boiled  Detective Detectives such as Mike Hammer, Sam Spade, Phillip Marlowe, Shell Scott and Vincent August, do what they do to make money, to survive.  They are loners by nature and are reconciled to that lifestyle but there … Continue reading

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Looking For Main Street

We pulled off the ramp to business loop 10, one of those stretches of frontage road that claim to take you through the quaint downtowns of off-ramp America. That’s what we were looking for I suppose; off-the-main-road-America. Main Street America, … Continue reading

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