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This ‘Rocket’ Recollection Launched Fond Memories of the Argonauts

Year of the Rocket Book Review

I am a fan of the CFL and the Toronto Argonauts. But it wasn’t until I picked up The Year of the Rocket by Paul Woods that I had forgotten a previous connection to the league and the fandom.

This book has not only reminded me of that connection but told a greater story surrounding the history and circumstances around the 1991 CFL season. That season, “”The king of comedy, the king of hockey, and the guy who owns the Kings” bought the Toronto Argonauts…

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Get lost in the deep purpose of Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland

Get lost in the deep purpose of Eleanor Rigby

Loneliness, purpose, existence, and the meaning of it all. You won’t get answers to any of life’s questions, but you’ll get perspective and something to think about from Liz Dunn’s first-person narrative and life in Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland.

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Field of Red Tape: ‘Our Team’ is a fantastic study of stadium ownership through the lens of the SWB Red Barons

Our Team Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons

Our Team: Insights from the Publicly Owned Scraton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, is a brilliant case study. It reads both informationally and educationally like a complex short story focused on government, improvement, and a central question; “Should local government own the home team to protect the public’s facility investment?”

Now, before I go on, context is necessary, for both the book and for my relationship to the area. The book was published in 1999.

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