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Book Review: Copycats & Contrarians

Copycats & Contrarians:  Why We Follow Others…And When We Don’t, by Michelle Baddeley It must be said that this book has an interesting idea behind it, even if that idea is cloaked in bogus evolutionary thinking.  Even with this, though, … Continue reading

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The Talmud And The Porcupine

As I have commented before, I can often tend to be a prickly person when it comes to my discourse with other people.  Today a conversation I had on my goodreads page where I had a testy conversation with a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The People Code

The People Code:  It’s All About Your Innate Motive, by Dr. Taylor Hartman This book reminds me of one of those sketchy late-night infomercials where an orange fake-tanned spokesman with an equally fake smile attempts to oversell a product that … Continue reading

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On Drawing Intricate Characters

Those who are well-attuned to the sort of books I read will likely find a great deal of evidence that I am greatly fond of intricate characters.  Perhaps, in many ways, that is because I am a particularly intricate character … Continue reading

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Laughing Matters

What we choose to laugh about tells us a lot about the sort of people that we are.  Abraham Lincoln was a president known greatly for his sense of humor–but his sense of humor was not natural, rather it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dealing With People You Can’t Stand

Dealing With People You Can’t Stand:  How To Bring Out The Best In People At Their Worst, by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner In reading this book I was struck by a very powerful set of mixed feelings. … Continue reading

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But Sometimes Out Of His Senses

It is revealing that after attempting to write a parallel biography of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson [1] that midbrow historian David McCullough chose to write a biography of John Adams.  It is also revealing that both his book and … Continue reading

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You Were Wrong; I Was Right; You Said Goodbye; I Said Goodnight

Early this morning, shortly after I arrived at work, I found that one of my erstwhile coworkers was handing out tasty candy with a card attached.  The card I received had a cute pink and orange bird on level ground … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Seven Money Types

The Seven Money Types:  Discover How God Wired You To Handle Money, by Tommy Brown [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who is no stranger to books … Continue reading

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A Horse Is A Horse Of Course Of Course

Yesterday evening when I got home from work and then my usual dinner [1], I found that my mother had sent me a package with what I view to be a particularly ugly horse.  After getting it, I shared that … Continue reading

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