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Cheney Hunting Accident

Cheney has already apologized to the only person who deserves one, and that’s where the discussion should end. Read More »

Thoughts from the Tommy Emmanuel Concert

This guy does things on a guitar that I would never have thought to do. It was amazing. Read More »

CD Review: The Gourds – Heavy Ornamentals

The Gourds have transferred all the energy and spontaneity of a live performance into a recording. Read More »

CD Review: Bluegrass Hits – Twenty Timeless Favorites from Yesterday and Today

What constitutes a bluegrass “hit” anyway? This 20-track compilation’s liner notes give a pretty good explanation. Bluegrass Hits is made up of songs that made Bluegrass Unlimited magazine’s National Bluegrass Survey, which is a nationwide poll that pulls from radio stations that include bluegrass records as part of their regular rotation and various regional and local bluegrass radio programs. The ... Read More »

DVD Review: America’s Funniest Home Videos—Best of Kids and Animals

Take the most consistently funny show on television, gather a bunch of clips from two of the most popular subjects from that show (kids and animals) and you have America’s Funniest Home Videos—Best of Kids and Animals. I’m an animal clip man myself. I think dogs chasing laser pointers and cats getting sprayed with a water hose are funny. Good ... Read More »

CD Review: Wahba – The Beautiful Effect

If you’re into Christian rock and have you’ve never heard of wahba, you may soon. Read More »

CD Review: Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Come on Back

Anyone with an interest in country music should own this record. Read More »

DVD Review: Freddy Fender—Live at the Renaissance Center

“Don’t take life so serious. Enjoy it, be happy, and be happy.” – Freddy Fender Read More »

Book Review: How to Cheat at IT Project Management by Susan Snedaker

"It is intended to get you up and running in IT project management with the least amount of effort and the most amount of improvement possible." Read More »

Book Review: The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide by Allan Bedford

This book is full of methods, tips, and usable techniques that just about anyone can apply to their own projects. Read More »