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On The Psychology Of Fish

[Note:  Image taken from wikipedia entry on Archer fish.] There are many animals for whom psychology has been at least tried out with a considerable degree of interest, but to my knowledge at least the psychology of fish is one … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness:  The New Brain Science Of Contementment, Calm, And Confidence, by Rick Hanson, read by the author It is easy to be disappointed with a book like this, especially the audiobook version.  The author combines bogus evolutionary just-so stories … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Could Pee On This Too

I Could Pee On This Too And More Poems By More Cats, by Francesco Marciuliano If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Obviously the author found a great deal of success with the first volume of cat poetry that he … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

One of the more interesting aspects of yesterday’s sermon message was the discussion our associate pastor had concerning one of the more intriguing Gospel passages about the trials and difficulties of life.  Matthew 7:24-27 comes at the very end of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Big Book Of World Chess Championships

The Big Book Of World Chess Championships:  46 Title Fights – From Steinitz To Carlsen, by Andre Schulz One word review:  shenanigans.  In reading this book about the more than 100 years that there have been recognized world chess champions, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Temptation Of Christ (Heathen Edition)

The Temptation Of Christ (Heathen Edition), by George S. Barrett It should be noted at the outset that this book is not really a heathen book but Heathen Edition is the publisher of the work.  The subject of the temptation … Continue reading

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Good Help Is Still Hard To Find

I read onetime, humorously enough, that doctors who are good at dealing graciously and kindly with patients (almost) never get sued for medical malpractice.  Although people skills is a soft skill and is not necessarily the sort of matter that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Happiness Is A Serious Problem

Happiness Is A Serious Problem, by Dennis Prager It has been a while since I last read a book by Dennis Prager [1], but I will be reading a few more in the near future so I figured that this … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Place In The Country

A Place In The Country, by W.G. Sebald I must say that for the most part I am not particularly enthusiastic about the writers/artists that W.G. Sebald finds to be particularly inspirational in this book.  That said, I did find … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Didn’t Start With You

It Didn’t Start With You:  How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are And How To End The Cycle, by Mark Wolynn I think I would have liked this book a lot more had the author been more interested in … Continue reading

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