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Book Review: The Lost Island Of Maps

The Lost Island Of Maps:  A True Story Of Cartographic Crime, by Miles Harvey At the basis of this book is a compelling story.  As is often the case, though, with a story like this, the author felt it necessary … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ohio Frontier

The Ohio Frontier:  Crucible Of The Old Northwest, by R. Douglas Hurt I must admit this was not the most exciting book in the world to read.  It was not written by someone who approached the subject of Ohio’s relatively … Continue reading

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Book Review: Putin’s Kleptocracy

Putin’s Kleptocracy:  Who Owns Russia?, by Karen Dawisha The short answer to the titular question of this book’s subtitle is that Putin and his KGB and Petersburg cronies own much of Russia and have converted Russia into a kleptocratic state … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thieves Of State

Thieves Of State:  Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, by Sarah Chayes In a more perfect world, it would not be necessary to justify anti-corruption efforts based on their threats to security.  One would simply be able to point out that … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Case Of The Sabbath Homeless Altercation

During the course of Sabbath services this afternoon, my mother sent me two messages about a mysterious altercation involving some homeless people that happened right outside the location where the Tampa congregation of my church organization has their church services … Continue reading

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On Dealing With The Thievery Of The Gig Economy

Recently, an anonymous reader of my blog commented on one of my earlier posts about some of the struggles faced by contemporary workers in the gig economy.  Here are a couple of his comments, to set the stage for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stagecoach

Stagecoach:  Wells Fargo And The American West, by Philip L. Fradkin I wonder if the author got any discount off of his mortgage with Norwest and Wells Fargo for writing this book.  I found it interesting that before this work … Continue reading

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Book Review: Copyrights And Copywrongs

Copyrights And Copywrongs:  The Rise Of Intellectual Property And How It Threatens Creativity, by Siva Vaidyanathan Although the author has a somewhat different view of intellectual property rights than I do, arguing for thin copyright protection where I would support … Continue reading

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The Water Is Wide

Sometimes it is best to tell a story by going backwards, and that is what I will do today.  Recently, I and two others were asked to prepare ourselves for an offertory piece of music for Pentecost, and though we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rental Secrets

Rental Secrets:  Reduce Your Rent, Get Better Value, Create Quality Communities, by Justin Pogue [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has spent my adult life … Continue reading

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