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Book Review: The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide To Classical Music

The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide To Classical Music, by Tim Smith As a child I would listen to NPR because my grandmother liked to listen to classical music on the radio, and this book is precisely the sort of book … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy

What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy, by James Paul Gee Sometimes attempting to do more than one has to do leaves one achieving less than one would have by being more modest, and such is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Car Country

Car Country:  An Environmental History, by Christopher W. Wells I have to have a grudging degree of respect for an author like this one, who seeks to split the difference between the thesis that America’s transportation infrastructure is so car-oriented … Continue reading

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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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Antifa: A Case Study In The Ignorance Of History

Admittedly, I don’t write as much history as I intended to when I started this blog.  I write a fair amount of book reviews that relate to history, and a fair amount of music history as well, but not nearly … Continue reading

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The Awkwardness Of Occupation

Today in Sabbath School I had the lesson of the centurion’s servant being healed.  I have long found this to be an interesting story [1].  Before I discuss this story in greater detail I would like to put all of … Continue reading

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More Than Words

When we are speaking to people face to face, others have the advantage of recognizing our tone and body language, which can help them determine a great deal about us in the course of our interaction. In writing, especially in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger When I started reading this book, the way in which the lead male protagonist, a time-traveler (apparently the politically correct term is “chronologically deficient person”) named Henry spends over a decade preparing his … Continue reading

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