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J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: 10 Mystical Excerpts from ‘The Hobbit’

J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he reluctantly goes on an adventure toward dragon-guarded treasure with Gandalf the wizard and 13 dwarves. Along the way, the troop defies death against many a foe but also is boosted by the friends they come across. Here are 10 of [...]

August 2, 2018 admin Music & Arts, Reflections 0

John Steinbeck Quotes: 5 Plodding Excerpts from ‘Of Mice and Men’

John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” tells of complementary yet contentious partners George and Lennie and their quest to acquire a place of their own so they can “live off the fatta the lan’.” Here are five of my favorite excerpts from the novella. Because of Steinbeck’s prioritization on storytelling, [...]

June 11, 2018 admin History, Music & Arts, Reflections 0

My Favorite Reads: Vonnegut and King and Hemingway, Oh My!

The world is filled with a seemingly endless amount of good books and authors, past and present. Here are some of my favorites, with links to well-crafted, thought-provoking excerpts from the works. “Slaughterhouse Five” By Kurt Vonnegut “On Writing” By Stephen King “The Old Man and the Sea” By Ernest Hemingway [...]

May 25, 2018 admin History, Music & Arts, Reflections 0

Phil Lesh Quotes: 10 Time-Tripping Ones from ‘Searching for the Sound’

“Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead” is Phil Lesh’s 2005 autobiographical exploration of himself and his decades of playing bass with what is arguably the 20th century’s hardest-working rock band. He especially digs into the Dead’s formative years — the drugs (the band attended Ken Kesey’s [...]

May 25, 2018 admin History, Music & Arts, Travel & Culture 0

Ken Kesey Quotes: 10 Raucous Excerpts from ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” tells of the probably-not-cuckoo Randle Patrick McMurphy, a jokester, card player, womanizer, fighter, criminal, and Korea vet. He ends up in a mental ward after faking a fight to get off a work farm. At the ward, he lives among the Acutes, [...]

December 19, 2017 admin Music & Arts, Reflections 0

Marty Jourard, One of Gainesville’s Made-It Rockers, Chronicles the Petty Days

Anyone who has called Gainesville home for even the briefest glimpse has likely heard the scattered icons that the city contributed to rock ‘n’ roll. Among the most recognizable: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Eagles guitarists Don Felder and Bernie Leadon, and Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, [...]

October 13, 2016 admin Journalism/Communications, Music & Arts, Photo 0