Monthly Archives: January 2019

Let’s Try To Focus On The Positive

Some years ago, when I watched television, there was a series of anti-smoking ads from a group that called itself Truth–quite a daring name to choose–and I was generally amused by their advertisements, not being a smoker.  One of their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pop! The Invention Of Bubble Gum

Pop!  The Invention Of Bubble Gum, by Meghan McCarthy This book manages to serve a few tasks.  For one, it introduces its readers (not all of whom are likely to be young, although many of them will be) to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seabiscuit The Wonder Horse

Seabiscuit The Wonder Horse, by Meghan McCarthy If you have seen the movie about Seabiscuit based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, you know almost all of the facts that are discussed in this book.  That said, this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steal Back The Mona Lisa!

Steal Back The Mona Lisa!, by Meghan McCarthy The other books I have read by this author are historical books and this one is clearly not, although it should be noted that the author at least based the adventure on … Continue reading

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Slow To Outrage

From time to time I find it worthwhile to reflect upon contemporary outrage culture.  For the last few days, I have been treated to a massive degree of outrage about the conservatism of some pro-life Catholic teens.  It does seem … Continue reading

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Book Review: Restoring America’s Soul

Restoring America’s Soul:  Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles In A Wayward Culture, by Rita Dunaway [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who reads a great deal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler:  The Untold Account Of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the Story Behind The List, by David M. Crowe For readers whose only familiarity with the life and times of Oskar Schindler is through their familiarity the Spielberg movie … Continue reading

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Book Review: Schindler’s Legacy

Schindler’s Legacy:  True Stories Of The List Survivors, by Elinor J. Brecher As someone who has read quite a lot of material relating to Oskar Schindler and his activities in Poland and Czechoslovakia to save more than a thousand Jews, … Continue reading

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On The Legitimacy Of The Middleman

Nobody likes the person in the middle.  Throughout the course of human history, imperfect communication and the difficulties of trade and logistics gave certain peoples the role of intermediary in transmitting goods and knowledge from one area to another.  Such … Continue reading

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Album Review: Golden Earring 50 Years Anniversary Album

Among all the bands I have written about for my series on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the fans of Golden Earring have been among the fiercest, upset that someone like myself would know of the band simply … Continue reading

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