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Book Review: The Miracle Of Father Kapaun

The Miracle Of Father Kapaun:  Priest, Soldier, And Korean War Hero, by Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying During my undergraduate studies I took a course in British and Irish history to 1200 AD that included the reading of various kinds … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shakespeare Saved My Life

Shakespeare Saved My Life:  Ten Years In Solitary With The Bard:  A Memoir, by Laura Bates This is an unconventional and particularly complicated memoir.  Although in terms of its length it is not a particularly demanding read at slightly over … Continue reading

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Is An Unjust Tribunal Like A Hurricane?

At times, I like to pay attention to the juxtaposition of seemingly independent stories that, when combined, give a larger context to events that would be far more ephemeral to the concerns of the world at large when viewed in … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Account Of The Manner In Which Sentences Of Penal Servitude Are Carried Out In England

An Account of the Manner in Which Sentences of Penal Servitude Are Carried Out in England, by Edmund F. Du Cane I must admit that when I read this book I had never heard of Edmund F. Du Cane before.  Although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Addicts At The Cross

Addicts At The Cross Big Book:  A Christian 9 Step Program, by Larry Skrant [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Early in his political career in Illinois, Abraham … Continue reading

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Big Data, Small World

Earlier today, some friends of mine and I read and shared a rather frightening article about the use of big data to target very specific sorts of people with political advertising via social media [1].  As someone who works as … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Was The Nuremberg Jailer

I Was The Nuremberg Jailer, by Col. Burton C. Andrus (US Army Ret) In the period after World War II there was a host of quirky memoirs from memorable people in memorable situations that became popular for a period [1]. … Continue reading

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We Drink Your Milkshake

When it comes to writing and finding material to laugh at, I must admit I have a fondness for low-hanging fruit.  Although I am certainly more than willing to work hard when I have to, when it comes to finding … Continue reading

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Our Chickens Have Come Home To Roost

As a senior in an International Baccalaureate program, I took a semester of Latin American history, where my instructor spent a good deal of time making us aware of the ways in which the CIA interfered with the democracy of … Continue reading

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#RaiseTheAge

Having gone on Twitter this afternoon to catch up on my requests and direct messages, I saw topic trending that reminded of my own teen years.  Apparently, there are two states in the Union where teenagers are automatically tried as … Continue reading

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