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Spring Break 2013

Only four more days of work and it will be Spring Break for me and most public schools in Wayne County.  This will be the first Spring Break in fifteen years that I will be completely off, no track coach responsibilities to deal with.  This means I actually have ten straight days off from work (Wayne County Community College is also on break).  What will I do with myself?  Well, believe me I have a lot that needs to be done, some of it Geek/Tech related of course. Clean and Organize my iTunes Library : This thing is a total mess.  I know I have duplicate tracks in there that need removed.  I have tracks mislabeled via bad import jobs.  I also need to clean up/remove/add various playlists.  I really want to work on some good playlists so I do not have to search through two thousand + songs when I want to listen to music. Clean and Organize my iPhoto Library :  See above.  I have a number of duplicate photos that need to be removed.  I also have some lousy photos that just need remov

March 2013 Read of the Month

I realize March is already half over (Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone) so I better start working on a Read of the Month.  A while back a co-worker recommended picking up some books by Harlan Coben.   Since I really did not have anything in mind to read next I decided to check out some of his books on Amazon and decided to purchase Gone for Good.   Since I have a bunch of iTunes credit built up I purchased the eBook for my iPad.  This will help since I am so far behind this month with my reading.  Has anyone out there read anything by Coben?  It appears his books are well received.  I will give it a shot and get back to you.  I really hope to finish the book in the next two weeks so I am not further behind.  Happy Reading!

February 2013 Read of the Month Review

I am a little behind, but I can now provide a quick review to my February 2013 Read of the Month, No Easy Day, by Mark Owen .  The book retold the story of the May 2011 raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden.  It took me a little longer to read the book because I have been pretty busy, not because I did not enjoy the book. The book is basically broken into two sections.  Most of the first half of the book provides background knowledge of the elite Navy Seal teams and their recruitment and training practices.  The second half of the novel details the raid exactly as it happened on May 1st/2nd 2011 in Pakistan. I found much of the book to be interesting, but the second half was much more action packed.  It is amazing the planning that went into the raid, and how quickly the Navy Seal team was able to accomplish their goal(s).  I learned quite a bit by reading Owen's book. After reading this, I really want to see Zero Dark Thirty , the movie that tells the story of t

Where Did February Go?

Time is just flying by I swear.  February was gone in a blink of the eye.  I have really been enjoying my February 2013 read of the month, No Easy Day.   However, the stress of being a librarian, professor, student, husband and father have really made it difficult to find time to read (and write for that matter).  Monday, March 11th would have been my first day of track practice, but thankfully (for my schedule) I retired after last season.  My hope is to finish my book sometime this week (I really need to, a Carlson student is eagerly waiting to read it as soon as I am finished).  I apologize to my readers.  I need to write more often, that is for sure.  Bring on spring!!