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Book Review: Art Matters

Art Matters:  Because Your Imagination Can Change The World, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell I had read most of the text in this particular book before, but only because it was included in the author’s large collection of … Continue reading

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Towards A Theology Of Creation In Thomas Merton’s Writings

While the subject of the theology of Creation is far too large a one to tackle in the course of a modest piece of writing like this, it is worthwhile at least to write some about it and about where … 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: The Story Of Measurement

The Story Of Measurement, by Andrew Robinson I am not sure the extent to which the author is aware of it, but he engages in an awful lot of doublespeak and it makes this book less enjoyable than it would … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Prison: From The Beginning: A Pictorial History

The American Prison:  From The Beginning:  A Pictorial History, published by the American Correctional Association This is both a strange and a compelling pictorial history of American imprisonment, strange because it is rare for a profession to throw themselves under … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Usher

Admittedly, Usher missed a nomination in his first year of eligibility for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so he has not been snubbed to nearly the same degree as that of other artists, even within his own genre … Continue reading

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On The Many Ways Of Being Anti-Intellectual

From the beginning of my life, I have been marked out as an intellectual, especially given my early fondness for reading and acquiring a highly complex and multilingual vocabulary.  It so happens that I was born in a farming family … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon Asylum

Oregon Asylum (Images Of America), by Diane L. Goeres-Gardner Did you know that “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed in the Oregon State Hospital, originally known as the Oregon Asylum?  If you are a fan of that particular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plessy v. Furgeson (Landmark Supreme Court Cases)

Plessy v. Furgeson (Landmark Supreme Court Cases), by David Cates You really don’t need to read three books on the case of Plessy v. Furgeson, but that is what I did the day I read this book.  That is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plessy v. Ferguson (The Civil Rights Movement)

Plessy v. Ferguson (The Civil Rights Movement), by Amos Esty This particular book is a short one at just over 100 pages and it seeks to explain the Plessy v. Ferguson case that established separate but unequal, which meant at … Continue reading

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