Discussion in 'The Drivers Lounge' started by SuperCourse, Feb 4, 2017.
Exciting life for a retiree.
I had relatives stationed at the military facility there a few years back. I visited there often. I look at the newspaper website for Clovis & Tucumcari occasionally & saw the article about the shooting. I haven't heard a motive as to why the teen killed those people.
Anything by Lee Child. Just finished 'The Shoes of the Fisherman' by Morris West. A movie with Anthony Quinn was based on this book. A great read of fiction.
Speaking of the great Anthony Quinn. Pretty cool story.
With hopes of meeting Quinn, I delivered a letter to the theatre addressed to him honestly describing the poster as provocative and saying that if he liked it, it would be my gift. The next day, his assistant called. "Mr. Quinn would like to meet with you before tomorrow's show. Would you be available?" Would I be available to meet one of Hollywood's greatest legends and an actor whose work I greatly admired and respected?
Arriving at the stage door, I was quickly ushered through a labyrinth of corridors to an ornate dressing room swathed in red. The door flung open and Quinn calmly walked in. Tall, barrel-chested with a handful of newspaper clippings, he thrust his hand forward and thundered, "I'm Tony Quinn." Dazed, I mumbled something about how it was an honour to meet him and that I was a fan, particularly of the Federico Fellini film La Strada.
Don't know what it is about the Greeks but Tony Quinn & Telly Savalas were 2 of my favorite actors. I liked Telly in Kojak & his leading role in 'The Marcus Nelson Murders", the pilot movie for the series. Now what did I do with my lolly pop? von.
RIP Harold Robbins. 05/21/1916- 10/14/1997. One of my favorite authors.
Try The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris West. came out mid 60's & a movie followed with Anthony Quinn as the lead in the movie. von
RIP James Michener. 02/03/1907- 10/16/1997. Another favorite author of mine.
Hawaii by, here we go again, James Michener. So far I have read: Texas, Mexico, Poland, Tales of the South Pacific,
Recessional, and The Bridges at Toko-Ri. Not one after another but over time. I recycled my television due to lack of interest a year or so ago. I'm more of a listener of sports versus a watcher. And I am addicted to reading.
I finally finished the 940 page book Hawaii by James Michener. There were a few distractions along the way.
Now I'm going to take a reading break and watch the movie Peacock. The next book to read on my list is Lean on Pete.
Finishing up "Life" by Keith Richards.
That's an excellent book.... Anything by Ray Bradbury is a good read.....
Currently I'm reading "Endgame" .... It's a chess strategy book by Mikhail Shereshevsky. ......
I'd like to add if you enjoy Bradbury books, I'd highly recommend Issac Asimov....especially "Pebble in the Sky".... If you haven't already read it...
I've been reading several different versions of the Bible, including the latest King James version along with the New Living Translation. The New world Translation, Christian Standard Bible .... I generally read and compare the various scriptures as for how its worded and to derive an overall sense of the meanings throughout various translations.......
It is a fascinating read....especially for those who are serious about what it means to us today in what is described as the end times or last days......
Keith Richards will out live us all.
Years ago a friend turned me on to this book.
Absolutely nothing wrong with that......!
He's starting to resemble Einstein.
Next on my list.
Next one I'm planning on when I get the time is called "Forces of Nature" ... By Professer Brian Cox... But it will have to wait until probably late fall as I have more time then.....
Definitely appears to be working on some sort of theory in that picture.