Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

“…Miss Maudie perfectly describes the nature of her life-long friend, Atticus, who is a lawyer. Maudie tells his children, `I simply wanted to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father’s one of them.'”

November 29, 2018

“`Now what can we say about Milton’s “Paradise Lost’? It’s a very long poem. It was written a long time ago, and I’m sure a lot of you have difficulty understanding exactly what Milton was trying to say. ….. Don’t write this down, but I find Milton probably as boring as you find Milton. Mrs. Milton found him boring too. He’s a little bit long-winded, he doesn’t translate very well into our generation, and his jokes are terrible.”

October 11, 2018

I just finished reading John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”

Unfortunately (for me), one of my main takeways from the experience is having read the above quote from the film “Animal House” (which I have never seen). It is a line from Donald Sutherland’s character that appears in an online review of “Paradise Lost” posted to

“[Disturbing trends] chronicled in [a recent book are] a willingness, even eagerness, to take offence; a determination to interpret other people’s words as bleakly as possible, regardless of intent; and a Manichean world view in which a political opponent must always be wrong.”

October 5, 2018

“5 books worth reading this summer By Bill Gates | May 21, 2018”

May 25, 2018

I always like a book list . . .

“…KAOS, the terrorist organization in the Get Smart! TV show of the 1960s, was incorporated in Delaware.”

March 29, 2018

Lindberg, Van. Intellectual Property and Open Source: A Practical Guide to Protecting Code (Kindle Locations 5956-5957). O’Reilly Media. Kindle Edition.