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So Often At Cross-Purposes

So often it seems as if those who seek to plan and develop spaces and those who use them are at cross-purposes.  Being someone who has spent a lifetime exploring the implications of these cross-purposes, I find this to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Licensed To Lie

Licensed To Lie:  Exposing Corruption In The Department Of Justice, by Sidney Powell The only surprise I had in reading this particular book was how the author had been that idealistic about the justice system in the United States.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who’s Counting

Who’s Counting:  How Fraudsters And Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk, by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky This was not a pleasant book to read, but it is the sort of important book to read that demonstrates a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Obama’s Enforcer

Obama’s Enforcer:  Eric Holder’s Justice Department, by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky This is the sort of book that my roommate would probably enjoy, if he hasn’t already read it already.  I say this not necessarily as a criticism, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry V

Henry V, by William Shakespeare I first remember hearing about this play, at least indirectly, as a child.  Although I did not grow up reading (or watching) Shakespeare’s historical plays, since I did not come from a family that was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry IV: Part 1

Henry IV:  Part 1, by William Shakespeare I must admit that as a reader of Shakespeare’s plays that I find a great deal less enjoyment out of his historical plays than I do out of most of his other plays.  … Continue reading

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This Thing Of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine

It may be a somewhat widespread opinion, but one of my favorite plays by William Shakespeare (among many excellent ones) has been, as long as I have been familiar with it, The Tempest.  As someone who appreciates discussing matters of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Palaces For The People

Palaces For The People:  How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, And The Decline Of Civic Life, by Eric Klinenberg This book was immensely disappointing.  There are certainly cases to be made about the importance of having safe social … Continue reading

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Criticism Is A River That Flows Both Ways

One of the most profound ironies in a life that has shown many profound ironies is that I have devoted so much time and effort to developing and practicing and perfecting the art of criticism while being a person who … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Little River Band

I must admit that I was a fan of the Little River Band’s music long before I knew who they were.  Unlike some bands whose name I knew very early, this was a band I did not really discover until … Continue reading

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