What are YOU reading? …and other musings

But enough about you. Today while I walked KaCee the Wonder Dog along side the Dam Road I listened to most of the Werner Erhard CD: Transformation: The Life And Legacy Of Werner Erhard.  (Listening is almost the same as reading, and listening about Werner is valuable literature indeed.)  It was poignant, moving, profound.  I recommend … Continue reading What are YOU reading? …and other musings

The History of Standard Oil

...by Ida M. Tarbell.  The "muckraker". Book review time.  Commentary actually, a real review would be too much work.  Checklist: Here I sit, laptop in lap.  Check. I'm sipping leftover Lipizzan Port from the Greystone Vineyards in Palidsade, Colorado that m'lady and I opened and consumed the greater share of many weeks ago. Check.  (It's … Continue reading The History of Standard Oil

The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction)

I recently read The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction).  This short book is a great overview of some of the 19th Century capitalists that built America and contributed to raising the standard of living.  Contrary to popular opinion, many of them came from humble roots and worked to build their … Continue reading The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction)