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Book Review: How Art Made The World

How Art Made The World:  A Journey To The Origins Of Human Creativity, by Nigel Spivey Sometimes books can be helpful in unintentional ways.  Such was the case with this book, which managed through a perspective that is antithetical to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Against Happiness

Against Happiness, by Eric G. Wilson I wanted to like this book more than I ended up liking it.  On the face of it, as a deeply melancholy person who has long struggled with chronic depression and related issues, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Farmer Duck

Farmer Duck, by Martin Waddell & Helen Oxenbury This is one of the worst books I have ever read.  It is difficult to imagine how such a book like this could be written and conceived as an exploration of justice.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by the William L. Beiswanger It took until page 190 before this particular book mentioned Sally Hemings by name.  That does not make this a bad book, but it does demonstrate the sort of awkwardness that one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cats Are Weird

Cats Are Weird And More Observations, a cat book by Jeffrey Brown Cats are weird, but their weirdness is something that tends to draw a lot of interest from readers and writers.  The author of this book, who has written … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cat vs Human

Cat vs Human, by Yasmine Surovec I sometimes get more than a little bit of grief for reading so many books about cats, not least because I don’t have any pets and have not for quite some time.  For a … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Cat’s Life

A Cat’s Life, by Gemma Correll I got this book from my library as part of their focus on books about cats, and as I am fond of reading funny books about cats, despite not having any pets [1].  And … Continue reading

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The Vulnerability Of Our Creations

As I write this, I am receiving frequent news updates about the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.  Although I am not Catholic myself, I have many online friends and acquaintances who are, and the burning of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Are Here

You Are Here:  An Owner’s Manual For Dangerous Minds, by Jenny Lawson This book is not exactly an owner’s manual, and indeed, as far as genres go this book is not an easy one to determine.  Just because this book … Continue reading

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Separating The Wheat From The Chaff

How long does it take for us to be able to tell the difference between that which is of lasting value and that which deserves to be consigned to oblivion?  It is clear that popularity at the time does not … Continue reading

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