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Book Review: The Container Principle

The Container Principle:  How A Box Changes The Way We Think, by Alexander Klose On the face of it, this book should have been an obvious one for me to appreciate.  After all, few people have had a life that … Continue reading

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It Is A Greater Wonder That Things Work At All

While I was caught in traffic this morning I had plenty of time to think and ponder on how things work in a city.  I saw the usual signs of poor traffic, even early in the morning.  I saw the … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Development Of A Trans-Siberian Railroad Tour

I first became familiar with the Trans-Siberian Railroad because of two different contexts.  First, my reading of Russian history as it related to World War II and the Russo-Japanese War discussed the difficulties that Russians had in moving men and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Discovering Lewis & Clark From The Air

Discovering Lewis & Clark From The Air, photography by Jim Wark, text by Joseph A. Mussulman There is something oddly inappropriate about the attempt this book makes to discover the Lewis & Clark expedition from the air.  It took about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon Divided: A Regional Geography

Oregon Divided: A Regional Geography, by Samuel N. Dicken & Emily F. Dicken For those who do not know what regional geography is, this book provides a worthwhile examination of it with data from the 1980 census that is sufficiently … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lonely Planet: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

Lonely Planet: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, by Peter Dragicevich, Hugh McNaughtan, and Leonid Ragozin As part of my reading for the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia [1], I requested this book from one of the local library systems I … Continue reading

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A Worthy Experiment

When one notices the same pattern repeating over and over again, it is worthwhile to change the conditions of the experiment to avoid repeating the same problem over and over again. I have at times commented on the curious nature … Continue reading

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A Broader Perspective

From the point of view of a road, it is hard to understand what is going on in the road system as a whole. You see an open road in front of you, and so you drive [1]. The car … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Big Roads

The Big Roads, by Earl Swift, read by Rob Shaprio This book is a good example both of immense hypocrisy and bait and switch. At the beginning of this book, the author talks about a trip he made with his … Continue reading

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Naming Our Abuse: Driving Again

When beginning my read of the book The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, by David J. Morris, I was reminded of why my thoughts about driving again diverged in a wood between two distinct sorts of thoughts: … Continue reading

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