Talking about Hoofbeats | A reader blog about horses with Lynda Polk

Hoofbeats | A reader blog about horses with Lynda Polk  

Found a blog on the Chronicle by a fellow boarder at Callegari.  She has lots of neat information, is a great writer, and has really good taste (she boards at the same stable  Open-mouthed)  Speaking of which, this weekend is the stable show date… Katherine has district track meet, but Valerie and Emily should spend the day there.  We will try to make it in the afternoon if Katherine has the energy.  If so, I will have pictures!

Tonight is the a performance at Moore’s Opera House at U of H – "Songs of Beuern".  Nicco seemed to think that we will like it.  Pretty much the whole family will be going (except Katherine, who will be babysitting for Gaston and Stephanie).

Speaking of Nicco, looks like he will be working with Grandpa Larry up in Dallas this summer.  Tried to find an engineering internship down here, but nepotism is rampant (hence the Arlington job Don't tell anyone).  Besides, I picture Nicco as owning his own construction company one day – just have to talk him into it.  That way, when I retire… I can be his receptionist!!

We fixed the sewer line last week… only to have the air conditioning go out yesterday.  The joys of home ownership!

I read Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet last week. This is a test to see if I can post my Amazon review on the blog.

5.0 out of 5 stars Pillars of the Earth – A very satisfying read!, April 22, 2008

Jay R. Chase (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews
Wow – over a thousand reviews… not much else I can add except my five stars! One of my officers recommended the book and I told him I would give it a try. Boy, was I glad I did. The book is solid writing – the characters are very engaging and they grow and change over time (a pet peeve of mine is when characters fail to grow during the story). Both good and bad folks are complex and believable. I really wish that the ravaging scenes had been a bit tamer, but that’s just so I could let my kids read it. As it is, I cannot recommend for anyone under 16-18 — just to much sexual violence. But… for us adults (assuming you can accept or overlook those few passages) the book is an excellent look at that age and the interplay between rich, poor, and ecclesiastical. I highly recommend this book (with the above noted reservations for kiddos). All the best, Jay "


Well, that’s probably enough for now – Keep the faith!


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One Response to Talking about Hoofbeats | A reader blog about horses with Lynda Polk

  1. Unknown says:

    Wow, it\’s amazing the things you find on the web 🙂 Thanks for the nice words. Hope to see you \’round the barn sometime.

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