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On Unexpected Audiences

I have spent a great deal of my time as a reader reading things that were not intended for me as an audience. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is an interesting thing. There are all kinds … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part Four

We have previously discussed bad novels as being worthy of defense, and a couple of grounds for defending bad novels in terms of the questions that they raise and the preoccupations that they show. I would like to close this … Continue reading

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A Well-Armed Society Is A Polite Society

One of the most profound similarities between the generally antagonistic cultures of the Antebellum white South and contemporary black culture is something that is also shared with the culture of Southeast Asia that I witnessed in my time in Thailand. … Continue reading

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I’m Feeling You

While I have recently commented that 2020 is for me an ordinary year in the life of this writer, not everyone feels the same way. Today I had a conversation with someone who told me the story about her immensely … Continue reading

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That Was Uncomfortable

Today I, like many of my co-workers across many different offices, received a message this morning telling me to take a course on workplace harassment as a “multi-state employee.” The course was about an hour long and was presented by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Change Your Questions, Change Your Life

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools For Life And Work, by Marilee Adams This book is one of many in business that revolves around presenting a fake but “realistic” scenario in order to present the main character … Continue reading

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Resting In Bed

Twice today I had conversations with people and I commented earlyish in the evening that I was resting in bed and I was told that it was entirely too early to be doing so, given that it is well known … Continue reading

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On The Appeal Of The Memoir

One of the realities that is easy enough to face as a reader is that there is a huge supply of memoirs for a reader to read and review. It is not very difficult to account for the large supply … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Top 50 Questions Kids Ask (3rd Through 5th Grade)

The Top 50 Questions Kids Ask (3rd Through 5th Grade), by Dr. Susan Bartell This is a fascinating and worthy book mostly because it is written with a different agenda than most books about questions. Most books about questions seek … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kids’ Book Of Questions

The Kids’ Book Of Questions, by Gregory Stock, Ph.D At least it can be said that this book of questions is far better than the equivalent for adults. That is not to say that it is a wonderful book, because … Continue reading

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