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Book Review: War Made New

War Made New:  Technology, Warfare, And The Course Of History:  1500 To Today, by Max Boot This book took quite a while for me to read, but it was certainly a worthwhile read, and one that has a lot of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rivets Of The Warsaw Pact

Rivets Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips As someone who has read quite a great many of the author’s books [1], I was moderately puzzled by receiving a .pdf with a short seven-page book that was marked as essential … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sleep Thieves

Sleep Thieves:  An Eye-Opening Exploration Into The Science & Mysteries Of Sleep, by Stanley Coren This book could have been a lot less enjoyable given the author’s approach as a committed believer in evolution, given my own thoughts about that, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Healing Night

Healing Night:  The Science And Spirit Of Sleeping, Dreaming, And Awakening, by Rubin R. Naiman As someone whose sleep problems are pretty openly acknowledged [1], I frequently read books that talk about sleep.  Most of the books, quite sensibly, talk … Continue reading

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Left Behind

I would like to state at the outset that I am not a believer in the idea of the rapture [1], an idea popularized (though by no means invented) by the novel series Left Behind.  Thankfully, I suppose, I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World Of Birds

The World Of Birds, by James Fisher and Roger Tory Peterson Be forewarned that if you decide to read this book it may draw some attention, not least because the book is massive.  It’s a book that is impossible to … Continue reading

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A Potato Walks Into A Bar

A potato walks into a bar and asks what kind of bar it is.  The bartender looks at him (?) and replies that it is a potato bar.  The potato asks what they serve, and the reply is, “Potatoes.”  Last … Continue reading

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Observers Of The Breakdown

For a variety of reasons I tend to find myself around broken things a lot [1].  I have often wondered if the experience of brokenness and the recognition of it are related to the experience of seeing oneself as surrounded … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zen Camera

Zen Camera:  Creative Awakening With A Daily Practice In Photography, by David Ulrich [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I first read this book I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Company

Company, by Max Barry After writing two novels [1] dealing with real companies before which he had to write abject disclaimer notices begging the companies not to sue him for the ridiculous and over-the-top activities that he wrote about, Max … Continue reading

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