Met some new people 7

Jules and I went to a christmas party at the home of Jon and Mary Davis the other night and had a really nice time. There were lots of cool people there including Gerry and Stacey, Cam, Patrick, Annette, Kitty and many others. In particular it was nice to finally meet Eric and chat with him for a bit. One particularly interesting conversation I had was with Robert Citino . Robert is a professor of military history at Eastern Michigan University. He has written several books, most recently Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare which I am going to the store to look for later. There are a lot of interesting, thoughtful and and involved people in this community and it is good to get to know a few of them. It was definitely a pleasure to spend time with all the people at the party and thanks to Mary and Jon for inviting us. Also thanks to Gerry for bringing along his guitar as usual.

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7 thoughts on “Met some new people

  • Gerry

    Hey, it takes cool people to make a cool city, and as we all know, Ypsilanti is officially a Cool City. Folks like you and Julie certainly contribute to the intellectual climate around here yourselves.

    I’m glad you had a chance to talk to Robert. I’ve had the pleasure myself on a couple occasions, and he’s a very intelligent, yet very down-to-earth, guy. It was nice for you to include the link to the page about his book. As the reviewers noted, the man truly knows of what he speaks. He should be a guest on Bill Maher’s show.

    I’m glad you didn’t mind me dragging my guitar to the party. I’d also like to thank Jon and Mary for letting me pound on their piano. I was glad to be able to play both the guitar and the piano so as not to wear out my welcome on either. It seemed like the party was over too soon, though. I felt like I was just getting started. I couldn’t play all night, though, not with all that shrimp sitting there waiting to be eaten.

    You know, along with being an author, military historian, and the book review editor for World War II magazine, Robert Citino is also a mighty fine guitar player. At one point when I was playing piano, Robert joined me on the guitar and we had a little bit of a jam before he had to take off. I think we’re going to have to do that again soon. Cool city indeed!

  • Sam Post author

    I went to Borders yesterday and picked up a copy of the book. It is a very interesting read so far. Robert is a good writer. It isn’t dry and dull like a lot of history books.