Feb. 11th, 2017

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This week I didn't finish quite as many books. One thing or another conspired to keep me from spending as much time with my Nook or my books so...

Anyway, the first one was Deadly Election by Lindsey Davis. This is an offshoot of her Falco series; that character has retired for political reasons from continuing as an informer in Imperial Rome, but his adopted daughter continues in a complex mystery started by a dead body unidentified found in a strongbox for sale. Good piece of work as I expect from this author.

The second book was Osprey Fortress #10: The Maginot Line 1928 – 45, the defenses upon which the German Army of WWII was expected to beat itself to death; they maneuvered around it instead, wasting a vast amount of French taxes. Sad.

Let's see what next week holds!
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Earlier this week we cleared our pile of Netflix discs by watching the movie Eye in the Sky of which I expected relatively little, but got surprisingly much. It details a planned raid in Kenya in which Muslim terrorists manage to unknowingly get away from a raid but are followed by a drone aircraft armed with two Hellfire missiles. The adventure ends up being about the ins and outs of drone strikes on known terrorist targets, with discussions in some detail about the collateral damage. I found the movie surprisingly thought-provoking.

We kept busy through the week, though to be honest most of what we've been doing isn't exactly going to make interesting reading, so I won't go into it. I had a few health-related things to do, the sort of thing that you've got to do when you get to a certain level of seniority, but you don't brag about because most people just don't want to think about such things. Let's not, then. And we move on.

At work this week my wife dropped by yesterday bringing me lunch, and I took her on a tour of the office to see the changes that have taken place since I took the job. Then we had lunch together, which was very pleasant. OTOH, work kept me so very late and the rain so messed up traffic out this far on a Friday night that we just stayed in the neighborhood instead of celebrating friends' new digs. I wish them all the best at their new home.

And on to the day...

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