Category Archives: Non-fiction

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2014: Time

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Perception is reality.  (Isn’t it?  Sometimes?) Time is a ring.  A year of time is a ring, that is.  It stands vertical as though one were facing it and the year proceeds counter-clockwise (of course), from right to left over … Continue reading

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What are YOU reading?

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[Categories: Literature, Reading.] But enough about YOU.  What about ME? It seems like I’m reading EVERYTHING (exaggeratedly of course). I’ve been reading a lot of ‘stuff’ lately and still have a lot of ‘stuff’ to read. [Click on photos to … Continue reading

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Code Talker by Chester Nez and Judith Scheiss Avila

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[CATEGORIES: Book Review, WWII, veterans.] Subtitled: “The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII”, by Chester Nez with Judith Schiess Avila. Code talkers were Navajo Indians who developed an unbreakable English-Navajo-English code used … Continue reading

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Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl [Updated]

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[CATEGORIES: Literature, Reading, Book Review] Check your pulse if you haven’t heard of Anne Frank the young Jewish girl who kept a diary of her family’s hiding in Amsterdam for 2 years (1942-1944) during WWII, only to be found and … Continue reading

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We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

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Here is a new op-ed by two people whose intellect and opinions I very highly respect.  I have read their book Free Market Revolution twice and I strongly recommend you read this 221-page book… carefully. OP-ED We Should Be Embarrassed … Continue reading

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Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011: The Future

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I’m playing catch-up on this one.  It is the favorite Quarterly of a scholarly, well-read friend.  Lewis Lapham waxes eloquent in his introductory preamble Kingdom Come.  A few excerpts: “President Obama appears before the congregations of the Democratic faithful as … Continue reading

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Politics and the Brain

A fellow blogger I follow, conservative judging from her posts, recently posted this reference: Red brain, blue brain: Republicans & Democrats Process Risk Differently “A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts … Continue reading

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