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Book Review: George Upside Down

George Upside Down, by Meghan McCarthy Having read a variety of works by the author relating to history and culture, this book is somewhat different from the rest but similar in the sense that it features appealing drawings and is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dolly On Dolly

Dolly On Dolly:  Interviews And Encounters with Dolly Parton, edited by Randy L. Schmidt I must admit that my knowledge of Dolly Parton is somewhat peripheral.  In high school I went to an orchestra competition in Gatlinburg, but we did … Continue reading

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Book Review: Right Color, Wrong Culture

Right Color, Wrong Culture:  The Type Of Leader Your Organization Needs To Become Multiethnic:  A Leadership Fable, by Bryan Loritts [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Somewhere inside … Continue reading

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The Ideal Author As Anti-Celebrity

In reading the works of various authors, one can get a sense of how they related to the context of their works.  Today I would like to write about writers, something that is generally only of interest to other writers.  … Continue reading

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You’re The Man Now, Dog

There are videos more than nine minutes long that contain almost entirely “You’re the man now, dog” being repeated over and over and over again on loop.  In case you do not believe this, I can affirm this from personal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catalan Painting

Catalan Painting:  From The Nineteenth To The Surprising Twentieth Century, by Joan Ainaud De Lasarte Sadly, my local library system only has this one volume of a three volume set by the author on Catalan painting, because this is a … Continue reading

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Waiting For It

Today, while I was reading a book, I was struck by something that I had never seen as a problem or difficulty.  Many people are aware of a standard of behavior known as the waiter rule, which lets people know … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jews On The Frontier

Jews On The Frontier:  Religion And Mobility In Nineteenth Century America, by Shari Rabin Sometimes when I pick books to read at the same time there are some inspired similarities.  For example, this particular book talks about union and disunion … Continue reading

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Book Review: Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds, by Charles MacKay There is no doubt that this 400 page long book is a classic source of information about the fads and fashions that have roiled civilization over the past few … Continue reading

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Book Review: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy Great literature has a way of multiplying books, and that has certainly been the case for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the 1920’s [1].  When a … Continue reading

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