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Apr 2 2022

The Doc, the Chef, and the Comic – Jim Raftus

By Jim Raftus, contributing writerThese are dark times. Even a 75 year old optimist sees the darkness. We are facing ...

Jan 21 2022

Under Blood Moons, by J. J. Partridge – book review by Jim Raftus

by Jim Raftus, book reviewerLocal author J.J. Partridge has moved out of the pool hall. His first works were the ...

Nov 9 2021

A Chance To Serve, by Brian Power – book review by Jim Raftus

by Jim Raftus, book reviewer A CHANCE TO SERVE  by Lt. Colonel Brian Power (Retired)How does one go about writing ...
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Jul 10 2021

The Bomber Mafia – a book review by Jim Raftus

by Jim Raftus, book reviewerAt what cost in human lives, if any, does a military campaign lose its moral underpinning?What ...
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Jun 26 2021

Hamnet – a book review by Jim Raftus

By Jim Raftus, book reviewerThe book’s title is Hamnet, he is the son of William Shakespeare, but make no mistake ...
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May 29 2021

The Body – A Guide for Occupants – by Bill Bryson – book review by Jim Raftus

by Jim Raftus, book reviewerBill Bryson, an expatriate American living in England since 1977, made his reputation, especially in the ...
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May 19 2021

Dear Joni, …they’re paving another paradise – Jim Raftus

by Jim Raftus, contributing writer “It’s called an interlocking grip.”, Dad patiently explained. “Slide the little finger of your right ...
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May 15 2021

Good Eggs – by Rebecca Hardiman – book review by Jim Raftus

GOOD EGGS   by Rebecca Hardiman Quirky senior citizens are trending in fiction; Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove and ...
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May 1 2021

TRIO, by William Boyd – book review by Jim Raftus

by Jim Raftus, book reviewer William Boyd’s newest novel, Trio, is definitely not a tribute to the wonderful sanctity of ...
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Apr 3 2021

The Paris Library, by Janet Skeslien Charles – book review by Jim Raftus

by Jim Raftus, book reviewerJanet Skeskiien Charles’ newest novel, The Paris Library, strives to be historical fiction but often slides ...