Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I am wimp, I just can't decide, the blogger of the week is........

This picture has nothing to do with my
 blog or even the blogger of the week.
I just thought it was funny.
I'm usually pretty good at making a choice and sticking with it.  I just read through the blogs from The Chronicle staff and for the first time in a long time I'm speechless and I've come to the realization that I am unable to make a choice.  I'm wimping out ! This was collectively the best blog posts I've ever read. The posts are amazing.  I'm sure everyone didn't spend time reading each blog post but if you did everyone in class would be giving Arnav a huge "high five." I'm not going to say anything about his blog because you've gotta go read it. If you plan on reading Jess Sayin you will need Google translator or a Spanish teacher. As for what Lysko is doing I'm not sure! Blake has an incredible story.  I can't believe the position you put me in this week.  These posts are amazing. I hope you're sharing your blog posts in your English classes or with anyone who will listen or even won't listen. Oh My gosh, Abbey Marshall, you are a champion. I hope people will read your blog.  I'm sure you all want me to "take a stand" - "just pick a blog" - "just get it done." Well I'm going to get it done and collectively proclaim The Chronicle staff can flat out BLOG.  You are all the bloggers of the week......except ιού άρη αλλ αωεσομε

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Woodward and Bernstein still fascinate

I'm now on to my next book for reading enjoyment. After reading "Black Mass," about Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. (I want to check out the movie where Johnny Depp plays Whitey)  I'm usually a non-fiction guy and once again I've turned to another piece of non-fiction to entertain me.  "All the President's Men," by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. I was watching a piece on CBS Sunday Morning the other day about Alexander Butterfield. Buttefield was one of President Nixon's aides who was aware of the secret audio taping approved by Nixon.  Butterfield turned those tapes over to Bob Woodward. Those tapes are the focus of Woodward's new book "The Last of the President's Men." The interview with Butterfield made me scour my bookshelves for a copy of "All the President's Men."  And now the journey begins.  As a journalist I'm anxious to dive back into this story and not only learn more about this blemish on the American presidency but also admire the courageous work and good old fashion reporting turned in by these talented journalists.