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I’m just not that into you,

-Shady

…pre-pandemic.

Now, mid-pandemic, I’ve moved on to Jim Quillen’s Alcatraz From Inside.

"Alcatraz From Inside" by Jim Quillen.

Quillen was an inmate at Alcatraz from 1942 to 1952.

On Friday, July 22nd, 1994, at the age of 17, I made my first visit to Alcatraz. After the tour we were herded out through the gift shop where Jim was set up at a table selling copies of his book. I bought a copy. He inscribed it.

Twenty-six years ago.

For whatever reason, I’ve yet to read his book.¬†Quillen died just four years after I met him, in 1998 at the age of 79. Now, 22 years after his death, and 26 years after I met him, I’ve finally decided to give it a read.

If you’re interested in picking up your own copy click here.

I’m reading so much less with two kids in the house at all times,

-Shady

Scraggly beard...

Hello, old friend.

...clears the way for a pretty sweet mustache.

Pandemustache,

-Shady

Old Poop!