Monthly Archives: February 2016

Coming To Your Neighborhood

This morning when I got up, I must admit I was feeling in a bit of a funk, reading a bit and eating some Life cereal as I paced up and down in the empty living room of my apartment. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Comeback

The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat The Odds To Win The 1860 Republican Nomination, by Gary Ecelebarger As someone who reads many books about Abraham Lincoln [1], I often find myself seeking to place what makes one book about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln On Leadership

Lincoln On Leadership: Executive Strategies For Tough Times, by Donald t. Phillips I snagged this book, along with a few other ones, on a recent trip to a Gig Harbor independent bookstore that led at least one of my friends … Continue reading

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Never Leave A Book Behind

Recently I had the chance to meet in person an acquaintance of mine from the Naval War College. We were part of a group watching a documentary that had won the Group Documentary competition for the National History Day competition, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Babylonian Theorem

The Babylonian Theorem: The Mathematical Journey To Pythagoras And Euclid, by Peter S. Rudman Very few people, likely only those who are particularly interested in both geometric algebra as well as ancient history, are likely to find a book such … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Beginnings & Evolution Of Algebra

The Beginnings & Evolution Of Algebra, by Isabella Bashmakova and Galina Smirnova At first glance, one would not think that a book burdened with large amounts of equations and an extremely dry approach would contain particularly useful insights on areas … Continue reading

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Finding Opportunity In Future Famine

As it happens, this Sabbath for Sabbath School [1], the topic for the lesson is on Joseph and the famine of Egypt. There is a lot to like about this story, as it is possibly my favorite part in the … Continue reading

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You Never Know Just How To Look Through Other People’s Eyes

Recently I was looking at some photos that, under normal circumstances, would not draw very much attention. A man and a woman and a small child were enjoying some family time at Dodger Stadium, walking the field, chatting with others, … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward: How Life’s Uncomfortable Moments Open The Door To Intimacy And Connection, by Sammy Rhodes [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review.] This book is awkward, no joke. … Continue reading

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Into A Black Hole Of Silence

Yesterday, after finishing reading a book from the Air & Space Power Journal [1], on a lark I decided to see if there were any book reviews of mine published there aside from the one on Space Exploration I had … Continue reading

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