Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (August 31)

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page 128 - He believed that we were all disabled in one way or another, ranging from emotional scar tissue to arthritis to Lou Gehrig’s disease. Life was one big disability; the question was simple: What did we do bout it?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Week Thirty Five - 17 to Go



You Don't Know Jack. Something tells me that Patterson & Paetro may change that. Jack Morgan could rival Alex Cross.

Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks in 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (August 24)

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page 115 - Everyone seems to have this terrifying dream where you are suddenly about to take the final exam in a class you haven’t attended all semester. Matt did not.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week Thirty Four - 18 to Go


Over-the-top characters and unconceivable actions, but new character - Regina "Reggie" Campion - makes the read worthwhile.

Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks in 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Week Thirty Three - 19 to Go


Cohen must have played Twister as a kid. Each of his works keeps the reader turning and looking up until the end. In The Innocent Cohen proves George Santayana had it right.

Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks in 2010

Week Thirty Two - 20 to Go


Once again Larsson employs his hallmark, numerous pages of boredom before hitting us with shocking violence. While it is difficult to see this series end, Larsson does leave you satisfied.

Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks in 2010

Teaser Tuesday (August 17)

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page 350 - What actually convinced her to decide to play the game Blomkvist’s way was her desire for revenge. She forgave nothing.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010 Scottish Games Dogs


The 69th annual CNY Scottish Games and Celtic festival provides a venue for Celtic K-9s.

Luna


Haddie


Angus


Bailey


Duff & Maggie


Wyatt


Abby


Maia


Cody


Brodie & Jake


Catri-Mari


Moses


Maggie


Miley


Duff


Of all the Scottish breeds the one we love the best.



The Mutt with a Scottish friend

Saturday, August 14, 2010

69th CNY Scottish Games

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Clan Cameron assembled its members from near and far at the 69th annual CNY Scottish Games and Celtic festival. Skies remained blue all day and a brisk wind kept the temperatures moderate at Longbranch Park in Liverpool.

Bagpiper lamenting those who died since the 68th Games.


Mass Bands parading.



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Clan Cameron marching off the parade field after the opening ceremonies.

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Fellow Scots viewing Clan Cameron exhibits.








The cutouts provide a photo opt.




Clan Cameron youngster interviewed by a Syracuse newspaper reporter.


Clan Cameron Chief greets newest clan member.


This year's new exhibit proved popular.


2010 Scottish Games Dogs

The Mutt chats with a young Scot.


March of the Cameron Men - 1st Verse
by Mary Maxwell Campbell
1829


Cha'n 'eil òganach treun de chloinn Chamrain gu léir,
Nach téid deònach fo Bhrataich Lochial;
Gu buaidh no gu bàs 's bidh iad dìleas 's gach càs,
Oir géill cha d'thug Camranach riamh.

There's many a man of the Cameron Clan,
That has followed his chief to the field;
He has sworn to support him, or die by his side,
For a Cameron never can yield.

Til next Year - "Slàinte mhòr agad!"

Monday, August 09, 2010

Meet Me in St. Louis


The third show of the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse's 2010 season, Meet Me in St. Louis, was based on the memorable 1944 MGM classic film directed by Vincente Minnelli and stared Judy Garland. In fact, Minnelli convinced Garland to take this role. You might recall their subsequent marriage had a daughter, Liza.

This classic love story was presented in a romantic, carefree manner that allowed the performers to end on a happy note as they boarded the trolley singing and dancing.

The choreography and the costumes were excellent. The cast seemed to be having a fun-filled romp through the musical numbers, especially the two youngest members, sisters Annaleigh and Alizabeth York, who played the parts of Agnes and Tootie Smith.

Previous productions this summer:
The Drowsy Chaperone
Promises, Promises

Monday, August 02, 2010

Week Thirty One - 21 to Go


This 2001 stand-alone thriller was adapted into a successful French film. Harlan Coben's intricate plot twists keep you surprised up to the very last page.
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks in 2010