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Saturday, June 23, 2007

What Fireman Randy's reading on vacation

You know he lingered over this story as he slurped down his Assisi espresso. (Via Rolodexter.)

Comments (7)

Excuse me, but isn't that Fireperson Randy?

He is PC, no?

The accepted terminology is "firefighter".

Thank you, Allan. Actually, I do not think it is "pc" to refer to men and women in the firefighting professions as "firefighters"...I view it more as respect.

For instance, I wrote this piece on BlueOregon about Portland Firefighter Rene Pizzo some time back:

On the subject of reading, I am currently about half way through Doris Kearns Goodwin's wonderful biography of Abraham Linclon, "Team of Rivals"

The story is about the four men who competed against one another for the republican party's presidential nominatin in 1860...a contest that Lincoln was considered last place in among his three competitors before the convention.

If you have even a passing interest in Lincoln, you owe it to yourself to read this book. One of the best I have ever read.

Randy's going Oprah on us now with a book club!


Glad he stopped by before turning in for the Italian night.

Lord have mercy. There truly are no secrets.

There we have Randy respecting himself, again.

Who better, I ask?

I would have thought it would have been Machiavelli's "The Prince". Seems like a good fit.

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