Archives for: "December 2005"

December 29th, 2005
If you think holding hands is all in the fingers, grab hold of the soul where the memory lingers... more »

December 28th, 2005
Books to the ceiling, books to the sky. My piles of books are a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. by Arnold Lobel more »

Nigella Lawson's Rib Roast

December 27th, 2005
Preparation Time: 1 minute Cooking Time: 2 or more hours, mostly unattended Resting Time: 15 to 35 minutes Serves: 8 to 10 Ingredients: 8- to 10-pound rib roast 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper HEAT the… more »

December 24th, 2005
We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for. ...people are ignorant of the things that affect their actions, yet they rarely feel ignorant. We… more »

Red Coat Tavern - Royal Oak, MI

December 23rd, 2005
There is no hesitation in calling this one of my favorite restaurants in Michigan. I only wish that I made the effort to go more often. The signs are hard to read, but you find Red Coat on the east side of Woodward, north of 13 mile road. The building… more »


December 22nd, 2005
Have you ever heard the expression "burning the candle from both ends"? It was always used in my presence in the context of doing too much; staying up too late and getting up too early in the morning. I am often told that I burn the candle from both… more »


December 21st, 2005
On November 14, 1959 two men broke into a country home in a small Kansas town. If they were in search of something, that was vastly overshadowed by what they did. On that night so many years ago, the two men brutally murdered the family living there.… more »

Book of the Month - January, 2006

December 20th, 2005
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest By Ken Kesey In this classic novel of the 1960's, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty,… more »

Movie of the Month - January, 2006

December 20th, 2005
Wet Hot American Summer Camp Firewood. 1981. It's the last day of camp and everyone is busy. Camp director Beth (Janeane Garofalo) is trying to keep order while falling in love with astrophysicist Henry (David Hyde Pierce). Henry is trying to save the… more »

December 17th, 2005
Lester Bangs: The only true currency in this bankrupt world... is what you share with someone else when you're uncool. more »