Monthly Archives: August 2016

Moon Landing: Fake or Falcon True?

  Every so often, one comes across someone alluding to the moon landings as Virtual Reality, or just plain fake. Bugs me no end. Why, you ask? It’s the straw with which such folks prop up their sagging, desiccated camel of … Continue reading

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Review: Authentic Creativity: How to Make the Most of Your Creative Intent, Strategy and Perspective

Authentic Creativity: How to Make the Most of Your Creative Intent, Strategy and Perspective by Cheryl R. Bezuidenhout My rating: 3 of 5 stars A candid review of a free copy provided by the author. The author provides a detailed … Continue reading

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Fostering Violence and Fundamentalism

An excerpt from Humbling and Humility “If there is to be peace in the world, there must first be peace in the heart.” – Lao Tzu Sid strove to justify the state’s approach. “It used to be different in the … Continue reading

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Review: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sprinted through the book. Seemed the fair thing to do. Took five whole minutes… First minute: Scanned … Continue reading

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Review: Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman My rating: 4 of 5 stars A detailed, enlightening account of the struggle for voting rights in America. I’d wondered about the inordinate reduction in … Continue reading

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Review: A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York

A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York by Cindy Amrhein My rating: 4 of 5 stars A detailed, rigorously researched, amply illustrated, and expertly edited historical work. A feeling of overwhelming sadness fills the mind as … Continue reading

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Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt My rating: 3 of 5 stars Rambling and broad, with “no unifying theme” as the authors write in the book. But, at the same time, a … Continue reading

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