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Regality3--Primare non nocere.
26 February 2014 @ 08:11 am


"Drivers are contending with sprinkles this morning."  "Contending with"?  *ROAR!*
 
 
Regality3--Primare non nocere.
14 February 2014 @ 01:12 pm
Ugly  
We have become a nation of sartorial slobs.
 
 
Regality3--Primare non nocere.
29 January 2014 @ 08:26 am
Executive order?  How does it feel to live in a monarchy?

How likely is it that $10.10 an hour will take someone out of poverty?  Raise your hands if you remember The Great Society and The War on Poverty.
 
 
Regality3--Primare non nocere.
12 January 2014 @ 02:24 pm



"... he sees three or four brisk young men come along–idiots, apparently–with great loud-colored splotches painted on their faces, and wearing fantastic and bright-hued circus-costumes, and he will wonder how they can expose themselves like that and not perish with shame; and why they are not jeered at, and made fun of, and driven to concealment or suicide. But they are not thinking of being ashamed; they are gay and proud, and they hold their heads up, and smirk and grimace and gambol along, utterly complacent and happy; and they ae not jeered at, but admired.

 
 
Regality3--Primare non nocere.
01 January 2014 @ 02:33 pm


  BOOKS READ IN 2013

Chasing Darkness, by Robert Crais

Lady Killer, by Lisa Scottoline

Thurlow Weed, Wizard of the Lobby, by Glyndon Garlock Van Deusen*

Little Bee, by Chris Cleave*

Among the Mad, by Jacqueline Winspear

Trust Your Eyes, by Linwood Barclay*

Stephen King Goes to the Movies (not what I expected)

The Edge of Nowhere, by Elizbeth George (Again, not what I expected)

Line of Fire, by Stephen White

The Bone Bed, by Patricia Cornwell

Pride and Prejudice and Sombies, by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame Smith -Didn’t finish

Mad River, by John Sanford

The Hiding Place, by David Bell

Hollyhocks, Lambs, and Other Passions, by Dee Hardie-a reread of a lovely, charming old friend

Bones are Forever, by Kathy Reichs

The Prodigal Son, by Colleen McCullough

The Black Box, by Michael Connellly

The Bordeaux Betrayal, by Ellen Crosby

1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments, by Tom Friedman

Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos, by Donna Andrews

Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes

"F" is for Fugitive, by Sue Grafton

The Thin Man, by Dashiell Hammett

City of Thieves, by David Benioff*

The Whole Truth, by David Baldacci

Long Lost, by Harlan Coben

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

Honestly Dearest, You’re Dead, by Jack Fredrickson

Notorious Nineteen, by Janet Evanovich

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe

America’s Hidden History, by Kenneth C. Davis

With No one as Witness, by Elizabeth George*

Out of Oz, by Gregory MaGuire

A Bad Day for Sorry, by Sophie Littlefield –Didn’t finish. Ick!

How We Became One, by Bill Penzey

The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly

Listen Up, Mr. President, by Helen Thomas and Craig Crawford

Bleak November, by Rohan O’Grady

Sand Sharks, by Margaret Maron

The First Rule, by Robert Crais

The Glass Key, by Dashiell Hammett

Sweeping Up Glass, by Carolyn Wall*

The Spice and Herb Bible, by Ian Hemphill*

Winter of Secrets, by Vicki Delany

Homer & Langley, by E. L. Doctorow

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon, by Donna Andrews

Alex Cross’s Trial, by James Patterson

Last Night in Twisted River, by John Irving–Didn’t finish

A Great Deliverance, by Elizabeth George *

The Reagan Diaries, by Ronald Reagan; edited by Douglas Brinkley

The Kings and Queens of England, by Ian Crofton*

Kisser, by Stuart Woods–Blech!

Beatrice and Virgil, by Yann Martel-very disappointing. If I’d read it before Life of Pi, I never would have read LoP.

Hold Tight, by Harlan Coben

A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore

Hardball, by Sara Paretsky*

The Brutal Telling, by Louise Penny*

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson*

I Alex Cross, by James Patterson

The Man from Beijing, by Henning Mankell*–a little uneven

Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill–Too repetitive. Not like father like son.

Roses, by Leila Meacham

We’ll Always Have Parrots, by Donna Andrews

Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann–Couldn’t get into it

H is for Homicide, by Sue Grafton

Payment in Blood, by Elizabeth George

Sh*t My Father Says, by Justin Halpern

Broken Places, by Sandra Parshall

Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain

The Koala of Death, by Betty Webb–The title is the best thing about the book. *L*

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Faithful Place, by Tana French

Innocent, by Scott Turow

The Bone Fire, by Christine Barber

Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories, by Terry Bisson*

How to Crash a Killer Bash, by Penny Warner

Nigger: An Autobiography, by Dick Gregory*

Angel with Two Faces, by Nicola Upson

Hitch-22, by Christopher Hitchens

The Postcard Killers, by James Patterson

Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart–didn’t finish

Blood of the Prodigal, by P. L. Gauss

The Glass Rainbow, by James Lee Burke

Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain*

Dead in the Dregs, by Peter Lewis

The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol 1, The Complete and Authoritative Edition, by–Gee Whiz, who could have written that? *L* et. al.

"J" is for Judgment, by Sue Grafton

Room, by Emma Donoghue–A short story run amok

Owl’s Well That Ends Well, by Donna Andrews

At Home:A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson*

 

 

*The best books

 

 
 
Regality3--Primare non nocere.
25 November 2013 @ 09:00 am


"I sometimes feel that I should carry around some sort of rectal thermometer with which to test the rate at which I am becoming an old fart."--

Christopher Hitchens
 
 
Regality3--Primare non nocere.
04 November 2013 @ 08:34 am
Anyone who thought that Obamacareless had even a 1/16 of an iota's chance of EVER being implemented without severe, sustained glitches is an!
 
 
Regality3--Primare non nocere.
06 September 2013 @ 09:44 am
last day of trumpet vine.

 
 
Regality3--Primare non nocere.
30 July 2013 @ 08:52 am


1. Why the hell can’t people spell" Israel" correctly?

2. Why do most brides want to look like the Titanic after it just hit the iceberg?

3. Would Zimmerman’s supporters have held protest marches, complete with idiotic violence,  if he’d been convicted?

4. How many duped Catholics realize that Daddy Francis said absofuckin' nothin' new?

5.  Isn't this Weiner thing being beaten to death?

 
 
Regality3--Primare non nocere.
13 June 2013 @ 08:13 am

a government that doesn't lie to its citizens "for their own good."