Indianapolis (a book review)

The fascinating thing about history is how we absorb it, how the same event can have far different effects on each individual. When it comes to reading about history, our enjoyment of a particular subject is often contingent on our overall experience with it. Usually, something has led us to that moment where we pick... Continue Reading →

Locked On (a book review)

I've been a Clancy fanboy since I read Patriot Games back in high school. The "real-world" adventures of Jack Ryan seemed to stand above more generic thriller fare. I eventually stopped reading though, as the author turned out massive tomes that felt self-indulgent (not to take a shot at Tom Clancy since he has passed). The... Continue Reading →

The Memorial Day That Was

The weather in Chicagoland wasn’t up to snuff this Memorial Day weekend. After all, it’s all about the barbecue. But rain has a tougher time keeping you inside on Memorial Day weekend than just about any other weekend. Case in point, on Sunday a friend of mine, who thoughtfully lives over an hour away, had planned... Continue Reading →

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