Catch-22: Chapters 33-37

Chapters Read: 33. Nately's Whore, 34, Thanksgiving, 35. Milo the Militant, 36. The Cellar, 37. General Scheisskopf Page reached:: 377 of 448 (84.15%). Status Report: Holy smokes, the bodies are starting to pile up. In the last 50 pages this book his gone from Hogan's Heroes to Platoon. Not that that's a bad thing. After a hundred pages of holding

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Good Gift Games Guide 2007

The 2007 Good Gift Games Guide appears in The Morning News today. Previous G3 Guides:20062005200420032002And all my defective yeti game posts are available in the archives. Runners-Up It was, as always, tough narrowing the field of good G3s down to just 10. Here are a few more, that just missed the cut. Take It To The Limit (Burley Games, 1-6

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Catch-22: Chapters 24-32

Chapters Read: 24. Milo, 25. The Chaplain, 26. Aarfy, 27. Nurse Duckett, 28. Dobbs, 29. Peckem, 30. Dunbar, 31. Mrs. Daneeka, 32. Yo-Yo's Roomies Page reached:: 335 of 448 (74.78%). Status Report: Sorry about the hiatus in status reports, folks. I spent much of last weekend reading Michael E. McCullough's papers on gratitude in preparation for my Morning News essay

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Games: Coloretto & Zooloretto

Sometimes the simplest games are the most fun. And sometimes, not so much. Take, for instance, the titles on my selection of Ten Great "Two-Minute" Card Games. Despite their simplicity, each has it's fans. No Thanks! has been my filler of choice for the last few years, and I've been playing Slide 5 for a decade or so. But one

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Odds and Ends

I'm busy working on a thing for a guy, so I'm going to fall behind the reading schedule for a few days. Will get caught up over the Thanksgiving break. In the meantime, here's a fascinating article about why Heller's original title for the novel, Catch-18, was changed. A warning for those participating in NaNoReMo--it looks like there might be

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Catch-22: Chapters 22 & 23

Chapters Read:22. Milo the Mayor, 23. Nately's Old Man Page reached:: 235 of 448 (52.46%). Status Report: In the last thread, Greg remarked: "Is anyone else finding their humor being infected by the circular logic and non sequiturs used in the book? The witty remarks I make daily to friends and colleagues have started to sound like dialog from Catch-22."

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Scholar Squiggle

So how is Squiggle? Well, I'm glad you asked. Squiggle is terrific. He started preschool a few months ago, a small class run by FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment). Ten students total, ranging from the middle to the high-end of the spectrum. One boy shares Squiggle's hyperlexia, and I understand they get along like constants and vowels. They spend

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Catch-22: Chapters 19-21

Chapters Read: 19. Colonel Cathcart, 20. Corporal Whitcomb, 21. General Dreedle Page reached:: 209 of 448 (46.65%). Status Report: In my recent review of Primer, I wrote: "I'm a total sucker for movies that break open your head and punch you in the brain, so Primer was right up my alley. ... It's one of those films, like Memento and

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