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Books, Non-Fiction

Finding Gobi – Dion Leonard – A Wonderful Tale

Finding Gobi: The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey - Dion Leonard Dion Leonard’s  Finding Gobi is the typical boy finds dog, boy loses dog, boy searches for dog, ultimately finds him and brings him home. Only the boy is an ultra- marathoner who races in some of the most grueling races around the globe. And it was at one of those races that Leonard found Gobi. The race was a grueling seven-day 155 mile run that crosses the China’s Gobi Desert. Gobi and Dion Leonard Meet Actually, I guess it’s more correct to say Gobi found...

Heavy Prog, Prog Rock

New Prog Rock from Australia’s Kettlespider – Kettlespider

Kettlespider - Kettlespider So this morning I went on a short quest to find some new prog rock to which to give a listen. My first stop was progstreaming.nl. The first album that I listened to briefly was titled Latitude from a band called Lesior. It was not exactly what I was searching for. So I continued reviewing the albums. Actually, I didn’t go very far because the next self-titled album Kettlespider looked interesting. So I quickly went to Spotify to check it out! I knew I would like this album when I saw that the list of Related Artist...

2017 Reads, Books, Mystery Series

Alex Kava’s Before Evil Chronicles Maggie O’Dell’s Early Days as a FBI Special Agent

Before Evil by Alex Kava (Maggie O’Dell Book 0.5 ) Several days ago I finished Before Evil the latest release from one of my favorite mystery writers Alex Kava. Before Evil is book 0.5 as it is a prequel to A Prefect Evil which is Book 1 in Kava’s Maggie O’Dell series. A Perfect  Evil was the first Alex Kava book I read. I loved it and I’ve read almost every book since. About Maggie O’Dell Maggie O’Dell is a profiler with the FBI and over the course of the eleven books that comprise the series Maggie has faced some pretty big challenges....

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Family History – A Look At My Direct Ashton Family Line

The Search for My Ashton Family Ancestors When my wife and I first started doing serious research on our family trees, Ancestry was in it’s infancy. One of the best places to do research was through the Church of the Latter  Day Saints (LDS). The nearest LDS Research Center was in Cherry Hill, so off we went. At the time, records were not online. First you looked up what you wanted on microfiche. Then,while they had some records at the Center, others you had to order from Salt Lake City! Anyway, I started with both my parents surnames- Karn and...

2017 Reads, Books

Recapping My September through November Reads

An Attempt to Catch-Up on My August-November Reads Ok so while I haven’t posted on this blog, I have been fairly active in the various aspects of my life that I discuss on this blog. And while I can’t catch up on everything in one post, I will try to hit a few of the highlights and then try to catch up over the next week or so. Back in the middle of August, I was having a hard time writing new posts, so I started a new blog A Sixties Man, because,well, that’s what I am! I was born...

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Old Blog, New Name – E.K. Karn

Old Blog - New Name Ok so I am renaming my blog. Very simply the blog will be my name. The tag line will tell more about me and the blog. So that’s start with the last part of the tag line. I am a renaissance granddad. What does that mean? What is a Renaissance Granddad ? The synonyms for renaissance include: revival, rejuvenation, revitalisation, and resurgence, which are just some of  the words that describe the way I have felt and the way I want to be, thanks to my two grandchildren Oliver and Zoe! My grandchildren were both...