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  • Monday Musings, Vol. 4
    Monday Musings, Vol. 4
    Dear Readers,Today, I offer a fourth volume of Monday Musings--or, as I sometimes think of it, the chronicles of my literary lusting.On Saturday, I attended the first ever CrimeCONN mystery conference at the Westport Library. Co-sponsored with the...
  • Kareem's random thoughts: #DallasStrong, Orange race and other randomness
    Kareem's random thoughts: #DallasStrong, Orange race and other randomness
    Don't mind me, but do mind me, because these are my personal thoughts taken from the brain to the keyboard in what I call Kareem's random thoughts.#DallasStrong....It's safe to say Dallas went through a pretty rough week last week....
  • Instead of raising speed-limit on toll-roads, make them free
    Instead of raising speed-limit on toll-roads, make them free
    The Central Florida Expressway Authority (formally known as the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority) wants motorist to put the pedal to the metal while bypassing Orlando.On Oct. 7 the expressway authority decided to raise the speed limit on...
  • Is SunRail Worth the cost of the ride?
    Is SunRail worth the price of the ride?
    Back before it became a reality, SunRail was being hailed as the train that will transform our car dependent, gridlocked sprawl into a region with town centers and dense, walkable areas.But over the past three months since SunRail became a reality...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. evidently thinks opinions should be outlawed
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. goes off the global warming deep end
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr, the colorful liberal champion of global warming just went off the deep end. During the People's Climate March he made comments that should offend and outrage American citizens from sea to shining sea. Anyone who cares...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 3
    Monday Musings, Vol. 3
    Hello Friends!Welcome to a third edition of Monday musings—or, as I’ve come to think of it, confessions of an unrepentant bibliophile.On Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of attending Mystery & Suspense at The Katharine Hepburn...
  • Ferguson in Crisis
    Ferguson in Crisis: Locals Respond to the Mike Brown Situation (Uncensored)
    NorthSt. Louis County, MO-As Ferguson and the surrounding communities begin to take the first steps toward healing as a community after the shocking death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, an unarmed black teen, earlier this month, residents, watchers...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 2
    Monday Musings, Vol. 2
    Dear Readers,Alas, another weekend has come and gone. And you know what that (occasionally) means: another edition of Monday Musings!Last week, I lamented the fact that our recent move from apartment to house—and the all-consuming tasks that...
  • Monday Musings
    Monday Musings, Vol. 1
    Hi All,After much deliberation—well, a scattering of thoughts, really—I’ve decided to start a new feature on HBE: Monday Musings. This won’t be a weekly thing, but rather a sporadic affair that will allow me to share my...
  • Tilda Swinton
    "Snowpiercer" is excellent sci-fi
    Sometimes a movie comes along and manages to cut through the clutter and noise and endless sequels and super hero movies out in the theaters. This year a movie that was filmed in 2013 finally got a wider distribution and is available in theaters...
  • Rachel McCadams and Anton Corbijn
    Philip Seymour Hoffman is the reason to see "A Most Wanted Man"
    Being a spy is nothing like we imagine in the movies. There are no gorgeous women throwing themselves at you. You will not be kidnapped and taken to some supervillain lair and told "No, I expect you to die!" There are very few car chases...
  • Marcia Clark in Conversation with John Valeri
    Marcia Clark in Conversation with Hartford Books Examiner on July 8th in Darien
    On Tuesday evening, July 8th, Hartford Books Examiner will be in conversation with Marcia Clark at the Darien Library to celebrate the publication of her fourth novel, The Competition (Mulholland Books, $26.00). This event is free and open to the...
  • Temple election gives Morales chance to address “major issues” of concern
    Temple election gives Morales chance to address “major issues” of concern
    A city of Temple special election is scheduled July 19 to fill the vacancy left with the resignation of former Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales. Four candidates – including Judy Morales – have filed to run. As issues are an integral part of...
  • Opinion: Why you should be excited for ‘Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' HD
    Opinion: Why you should be excited for ‘Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' HD
    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep launched on PlayStation Portable in 2010, and is actually one of the best games in the franchise. Unfortunately, being a PSP title, the game was overlooked by many, which is why its foray into the console space with...
  • Cards
    Card games: Science versus Religion
    For some time, I have used email to engage in a discussion about science and religion. My correspondent is very religious and does have some background in science and technology. He is willing to accept the science involved with areas like gravity...