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2017 Books Compiled by Professor Mike Foster

  2017 Books 1. Homeward Bound: The Life Of Paul Simon by Peter Ames Carlin. A Christmas gift from Jo. A genius, but like many geniuses, Simon was selfish and … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brienzo’s Wood Fired Pizza, Reviewed by Mike Foster

BRIENZO’S WOOD-FIRED PIZZA, EST. 2012, JUNCTION CITY SHOPPING MALL, 5901 N. PROSPECT RD, SUITE 2 PEORIA HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS by Mike Foster   You never forget your first pie.   In … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Carols by Mike Foster

“Hark! The Herald Turkey Gobbles” by Mike Foster, Nov. 22, 1966 & Nov. 23, 2015   Hark! The herald turkey gobbles Pilgrims paved their streets with cobbles Peace on earth … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mike Foster’s 2016 Books Continued

21. THE CUB FAN’S CHRISTMAS WISH AND OTHER CHRISTMAS STORIES by Mike Foster and Bill Knight, completed April 23. A pleasant surprise arrived in the mail on Monday, April 25, … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Baseball’s Greatest Hit: the Story of Take Me Out To the Ball Game” by Andy Strasberg, Bob Thompson, and Tim Wiles, Reviewed by Mike Foster

“Baseball’s Greatest Hit: The Story of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game ‘”   New York: Hal Leonard Books 224 pages Hardbound: $29.95   Review by Mike Foster in … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Damn Yankees” by Douglass Wallop Reviewed By Mike Foster

“Damn Yankees” by Douglass Wallop reviewed by Mike Foster   Douglass Wallop’s baseball fantasy was originally titled “The Year The Yankees Lost the Pennant”, and in 1954, the year of … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poem”s edited by Brooke Horvath and Tim Wiles Reviewed by Mike Foster

  “Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poem”s edited by Brooke Horvath and Tim Wiles   Reviewed by Mike Foster   “If poetry is an occasion for well-put passion and expressive … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment