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Review: For All Their Wars Are Merry

For All Their Wars Are Merry: An Examination of Irish Rebel Songs is one of those books that makes history interesting and fun. Well for me anyway. I am a quarter Irish and I have the freckles and pastey white skin that burns rather than tans to prove it. My family emigrated to the US
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Movie Review: Ben-Hur

I went to see the new Ben-Hur starring Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur and Tony Kebbell as Messala. It was okay. It reminded me more of a soap opera than a movie. The acting was too melodramatic in parts, some scenes were disjointed and the scenery and costumes were too beautiful. The original theme for
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Don't Know What You're Doing? Do It Anyway

One of my all time favorite quotes is by soon to be Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Sept 4, 2016). People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some
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Kansas City Comic Con Report

Last weekend I attended Kansas City Comic Con in, you guessed it, Kansas City. It was a much smaller event than I expected. Whether it was due to the venue being way too large for the crowds or O Con venue being too small for the crowd, it was disappointing. I got lost inside the
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Declan Finn has a new book out. This time, he’s trying something a bit different – nonfiction. I am a bit of a history nut. Emphasis on the nut. History and I have always had a love/hate relationship. Give it to me in story form and I’ll eat it up. Make me memorize names and
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KC Comic Con Here I Come

On Saturday I’m heading to Kansas City for the Kansas City Comic Con. It’s about a short drive compared to the one to go to Schaumburg. I think I have my phone working correctly so that I might get pictures that aren’t blurry. Apparently blurry pics are a common problem with certain Galaxy phones. A
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Suicide Squad Is Fun

Saturday I went to see Suicide Squad. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Some said it was terrible. Others said it was good. I found it highly entertaining. I have never seen the comic so there may be things that I found amusing that would annoy someone who knows the characters and story. I do
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My Stop In Galena, IL

I was exhausted after getting my car fixed and decided that I didn’t want to try and drive all the way home on Friday. On my way to Schaumburg I passed through this little town of Galena, IL. I almost ran off the road staring at some of the buildings as I was passing through
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