Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Blogsen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:58:45 EDTFri, 19 Dec 2014 21:58:45 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssA Literary Appreciation: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equianohttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/794/A-Literary-Appreciation--The-Interesting-Narrative-of-the-Life-of-Olaudah-Equiano.htmlEarlier this year, I picked up a thick collection called The Classic Slave Narratives. I feel this book is worth talking about, but before I begin, I should briefly discuss the nature of slave narratives.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:25:18 EDTMy List of 100 Songs You HAVE to Knowhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/792/My-List-of-100-Songs-You-HAVE-to-Know.htmlWhen Steve first told us about this idea, I had two reactions. The first was excitement. The second was concern. Not because I couldn't think of 100 songs: but because it would be impossible to choose ONLY 100 songs.Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:21:51 EDTRooting for the Enemyhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/785/Rooting-for-the-Enemy.htmlSo, here's a tough question: who do I root for in the first college football playoff? <P> I mean, there's no doubt that the four teams in the playoff earned the right to be there.Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:35:21 EDTI Hate to Toot My Own Horn...http://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/782/I-Hate-to-Toot-My-Own-Horn....html...but I think I will because I feel the need to tell my readers about something I accomplished last month. No, I didn't lose 20 pounds (that's my next project). I didn't buy a new car (on my to do list). I didn't get married (eh...Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:38:48 EDTContemplating the Stafford-Rage Rallyhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/776/Contemplating-the-Stafford-Rage-Rally.htmlAs Matthew Stafford side-armed a game winning touchdown to Theo Riddick in Sunday night's come-from-behind-after-blowing-a-10-point-lead match up against Miami, I couldn't help but think: how long will this last? <P> How long can this team keep...Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:28:29 EDT