Hello “all.” Today is the long-overdue return of Books ’n Ammo. Health issues, extenuating circumstances, blah blah blah, right? Let’s skip over that part. By the way, today is also the unveiling of the Sid Hartman statue near Target Field, where the Twins will, tonight, begin their future-storied march to a World Championship. And probably not coincidentally, it is also the day Randy Moss returns to the Vikings as the final puzzle-piece for the Vikings’ march to a World Championship. Whew!
My intention here, as always, is to pass on book recommendations (along with the occasional “thumbs down,” though I’m not a critic) as a front for babbling about what’s going on in the world and with me! Me me me! Like most blogs.
Think of it as that old Dry Cleaners…the one that’s been there forever down in “that part of town.” The place everyone knows runs a high stakes poker game in the back room. Where “Stiv” the bookie can be found, when necessary, yet the little old ladies swear is the only place that really knows how to starch a collar, as they march thru the place daily, cluelessly (or not?).
Of course, I also need a “place” (you are >>here<<) to showcase my composition skills in order to continually get work as a freelance writer. Obviously, this particular post is not the one potential employers are meant to be reading. **NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE REACHED THIS POST BY MISTAKE, THOSE WRITTEN BY DALE VAN EVERY BEGIN AFTER THIS ONE!!** Other potential/likely uses for this blog:
–to link you to my online articles so that I may make 3 cents upon your viewing.
–to vent my dislike for Congresswoman Michelle Bachman.
–to say “Go Twins!!”
–to post the occasional short fiction for your inspection/approval.
I have a love/hate relationship with weBlogs, one that is, in part, responsible for the fits and starts and stops throughout the years here. While I truly feel that a great number of them are mindless (as this one may well be) I find myself in the awkward position of needing to write one, as a writer, to have my own “portfolio” or “forum” as it were. And to learn, over time, to stop overusing “quotation marks” and outdated comments like as it were. That said, I hereby recommit to publishing Books ‘n Ammo a minimum of three days a week, hopefully more. Perhaps some good will come of it. Indeed, if I interest one of you in one book, some good did come of it. Few things in life will serve you as well as an avid reading habit.
Peace, dve MplsMN
Here’s a pic I took of Francisco Liriano pitching vs. Cleveland 7/21/10. May he throw smoke tonight vs. the Yankees!