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Book Review: The Rise Of The Creative Class Revisited

The Rise Of The Creative Class Revisited, by Richard Florida Given that I was not a big fan of the original version of this book, was the revised and updated version of it any better?  I’m not sure, the revised … Continue reading

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On The Difference Between Hate And Criticism

Recently I watched a video from an online music critic who was lamenting the fact that a great many people simply do not criticize music, but simply act as if everything released by artists is the best thing ever.  He … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dinomania

Dinomania:  Why We Love, Fear And Are Utterly Enchanted By Dinosaurs, by Boria Sax For a variety of reasons, most books about dinosaurs spent a lot of time talking about evolution (something this book does) but spend little time talking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dictionary Of Gypsy Life And Lore

Dictionary Of Gypsy Life and Lore, by H.E. Wedeck with the assistance of Wade Baskin Reading this book, like reading many dictionaries of this kind, is a bit of an odd experience.  There is a lot of repetition between topics, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elminster’s Forgotten Realms

Ed Greenwood Presents Elminister’s Forgotten Realms, by Ed Greenwood This was a very interesting book, and it helps demonstrate some of the ways that the creativity of various people helped to make the Dungeons & Dragons universe as rich as … Continue reading

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Why Should It Matter Who The Messenger Is?

From time to time I have noted the unfortunate personal tendency I have to be far less friendly to messages being delivered to me that come with certain labels even where I am quick to claim such labels and identities … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book Of Beautiful Questions

The Book Of Beautiful Questions, by Warren Berger I get the distinct feeling in reading this book that the author thinks his questions are a lot more beautiful than I do.  That is not to say that there is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon City

Oregon City (Images Of America), by Jim Tompkins Oregon City is a small city where I have spent considerably more time than its small size and contemporary obscurity would tend to demand.  Yet there is a sense of missed opportunity … Continue reading

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So Am I

Although her name is an obscure one, Ava Max has her own group of stans [1] who call themselves Avatars and who have cheered on the top 10 success of her first American hit, “Sweet But Psycho.”  The second song … Continue reading

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In Between Times

Some time ago, I read a book that talked about the feminism of Afghanistan in the period before the rise of the Taliban, and the way that a progressive society in Kabul was wrecked by the rise of reactionary Islam … Continue reading

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