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Book Review: Madness In Civilization

Madness In Civilization:  A Cultural History Of Insanity From The Bible To Freud, From The Madhouse To Modern Medicine, by Andrew Scull Madness has always presented a difficult challenge to civilization and it has drawn out the assumptions that exist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mean People Suck

Mean People Suck:  How Empathy Leads To Bigger Profits And A Better Life, by Michael Brenner [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I think it can be safely agreed … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor

How To Think Like A Roman Emperor:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Marcus Aurelius, by Donald Robertson A more accurate title for this book would have been:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Donald Robertson.  Very often in life we find that people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents:  7 Ways To Stop The Worry Cycle And Raise Courageous & Independent Children, by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons This book is really aimed at children of anxious parents who themselves are being raised, often unconsciously, … Continue reading

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Fear And Loathing

This past Sabbath we had a sermon on fear and faith from one of our congregation’s retired pastors (who seemed to take umbrage with the fact that I introduced him as a retired pastor before his message and felt it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Donkey

Donkey:  The Mystique Of Equus Asinus, by Michael Tobias & Jane Morrison There are some people who tend to think of donkeys as particularly stubborn and mulish sort of animals, but those of us who have been able to see … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Life Of Cows

The Secret Life Of Cows, by Rosamund Young Although I thought that my own personal interest in the psychology of animals was an unusual one, I have found that it is one that is shared by at least a few … Continue reading

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On The Psychology Of Family Dances

Last night we had a family dance here at the Feast of Tabernacles in St. Vincent and it led me to ponder more than just the dance itself.  Sadly, I missed the karaoke section that had lasted 45 minutes because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Working For Peace

Working For Peace:  A Handbook Of Practical Psychology And Other Tools, edited by Rachel M. MacNair and Psychologists For Social Responsibility There is a lot of area where I disagree with the approach of these authors concerning their pacifism.  Although … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor:  The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King I have to admit that this book made me like Mister Rogers and his show a lot less.  That was probably not the intention of this particular … Continue reading

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