Monthly Archives: February 2020

Book Review: Galloping The Globe

Galloping The Globe:  The Geography Unit Study For Young Learners, by Loreé Pettit & Dari Mullins From my youth I have been fascinated by the study of geography, and this book provides an example of a unit study for those … Continue reading

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Book Review: First Grade Readers

First Grade Readers:  Units Of Study To Help Children See Themselves As Meaning Makers, by Stephanie Parsons This is the sort of book that ought to give someone pause when reading it.  A great deal of elementary education involves flattery … Continue reading

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On The Cantonization Of The United States

Some time ago I wrote about the cantonization of India [1] were large states were breaking apart based on the separatist pressures within them, a process I am keenly interested in in general [2].  Yet this process is an ongoing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ork!: The Roleplaying Game

Ork!:  The Roleplaying Game, by Jon Leitheusser, et al When you are creating intellectual property for a text-based roleplaying game and you are trying to avoid problems with the intellectual property of others, you have to play things pretty carefully … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book Of Random Tables 3

The Book Of Random Tables 3, by Matt Davids As far as books go, this is not a complicated one.  This book, and others like it (as this is at least the third in a series that goes on for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Four Against Darkness

Four Against Darkness:  A Solitaire Dungeon-Delving Pen-And-Paper Game, by Andrea Sfiligoi There comes a time in every gamer’s life when they realize that most tabletop role playing games require other people.  As my friends will attest to, I have found … Continue reading

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The Six Degrees Of Train

Having written before about the band Train [1], I felt it worthwhile to comment that even if the band has often been hated by music critics, especially after their successful comeback album Save Me, San Francisco, I have always appreciated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood And Thunder

Blood And Thunder:  An Epic Of The American West, by Hampton Sides This book’s title comes from a sort of popular sort of adventure fiction that made historical people like Kit Carson out to be immensely brave and fantastically successful … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heart Of Everything That Is

The Heart Of Everything That Is:  The Untold Story Of Red Cloud, An American Legend, by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin One of the more fascinating aspects about the contemporary desire among many historians to write books about the vanquished … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire Of The Summer Moon

Empire Of The Summer Moon:  Quanah Parker And The Rise And Fall Of The Comanches, The Most Powerful Indian Tribe In American History, by S.C. Gwynne Having read a bit about the Comanches before, I was not surprised to see … Continue reading

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