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Book Review: Mean People Suck

Mean People Suck:  How Empathy Leads To Bigger Profits And A Better Life, by Michael Brenner [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I think it can be safely agreed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Acquisitions Incorporated

Acquisitions Incorporated, by Wizards RPG Team This is a book that has a lot of promise and does not end up quite being as enjoyable as one would hope.  As a general concept, this book certainly does provide an interesting … Continue reading

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The Billboard Hot 100: A Case Study In Data Lying

One of the bedrock assumptions of the rise of data in contemporary life is the thesis that data doesn’t lie, but this assumption is very mistaken.  Part of what makes it so mistaken is the way that data requires interpretation … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence

Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence, by Lane Shefter Bishop I have to admit that as a writer my marketing is what I tend to feel least confident about, and that appears to be a common problem for writers … Continue reading

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A Shocking Lack Of Self-Awareness

Why is self-awareness so hard to attain in our present world?  To be sure, it is not only a problem in our times.  Nearly two thousand years ago it was said:  “For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kentucky Derby Dreams

Kentucky Derby Dreams:  The Making Of Thoroughbred Champions, by Susan Nusser This book is one of those volumes that takes advantage of a period of access granted to the author by a noted horse farm in Kentucky to provide a … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Sports Subgenres: A Syntoptical Reading Project

From time to time I like to engage in syntoptical reading, where one reads a lot of books about the same sorts of subjects as a way of gaining insight into what is written and why it is written [1].  … Continue reading

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A Review Of The 2019 YE Hot 100: Part Two

Let’s get this done.  Most of my favorite songs of the year were in thelower reaches but there are still 50 songs to talk about, so why not finish what we started here. #50:  Beautiful People – Ed Sheeran f/Khalid … Continue reading

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Dance Monkey

Over the past few weeks I have become increasingly familiar with the song “Dance Monkey,” by the oddly titled singer-songwriter Tunes and I.  This song first became a smash hit in Australia, where it has been #1 for a period … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Manga Guide To Databases

The Manga Guide To Databases, by Mana Takahashi and Shoko Azuma Having read one of these books before, I was cautiously optimistic that this book would be both entertaining and instructive and I found that to be the case.  In … Continue reading

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