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Book Review: Modern Masters

Modern Masters:  Contemporary Architecture From Around The World, by Steve Huyton [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.] The ideal reader of this book is someone who is looking to build the sort of home that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heavy Timber Structure`

Heavy Timber Structures:  Creating Comfort In Public Spaces, by Anthony F. Zaya and Timothy Diener [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiller Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, it is important … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rustic Retreats

Rustic Retreats:  A Build-It-Yourself Guide, by David & Jeanie Stiles Although I do not consider myself the most handy person when it comes to constructing buildings [1] or anything else of the kind, I found this book to be very … Continue reading

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Living In A Box

There is little that is new about container thinking.  Although I am not a particularly handsome person myself, I happen to know quite a few people whose approaches to their own physical attractiveness is highly ambivalent.  On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Limits Of Artificial Intelligence

The Limits Of Artificial Intelligence, by Jacob T. Schwartz As someone who often ponders questions of design and intelligence from a variety of different angles [1], I am often intrigued by the problem of computers and artificial intelligence.  After all, … Continue reading

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Why Does This Exist?

As someone who spends a great deal of time writing reviews about books, movies, and occasionally other products, I often wrestle with the question of why something exists.  When one is dealing with creations, one is led inevitably to questions … Continue reading

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The Re-Branding Of CONCACAF

I have a confession to make.  I like soccer [1].  I like it enough to have enjoyed watching it in sports bars, and enough to have seen a couple of games of the 2008 Olympic Qualifying tournament for North & … Continue reading

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Book Review: At Home With Books

At Home With Books:  How Booklovers Live With And Care For Their Libraries, by Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm, and Christopher Simon Sykes I will be the first to admit that I read books sometimes as aspirational reading.  As someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2: The Greatest Ocean Liner Of Our Time, by John Maxtone-Graham, photographs by Harvey Lloyd [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Carpe Diem Books in exchange for an honest review.] Although it is highly unlikely … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For Choose Your Own Adventure Movies

As a child nearing my preteen years, I greatly enjoyed reading Choose Your Own Adventure books [1]. For those who are not aware of this series, they consist of a far-ranging plot where the decisions of the reader affect the … Continue reading

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