Monthly Archives: November 2016

Review: Learning to Silence the Mind: Wellness Through Meditation

Learning to Silence the Mind: Wellness Through Meditation by Osho My rating: 2 of 5 stars “God is a constant search for more and more happiness, joy, and ecstasy.” – Rajneesh (Osho) If that be true, it seems to me, … Continue reading

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Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Enchanting…masterful, and deeply moving. The sure sign of a great master – of the arts – is that he can evoke powerful emotions through his illustration. … Continue reading

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Review: George Washington: A Life From Beginning to End

George Washington: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History My rating: 4 of 5 stars George Washington: The man who united thirteen states and built a nation A brief but excellent account of the man, the military leader, … Continue reading

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Another ‘Swing of the Pendulum’

Prophetic. Arrogant, offensive, but prescient. He said it, and did it. Take a deep breath…the name calling, nasty, divisive, financially irresponsible outsider did it. But just how did he do it? Friends call me up to commiserate. ┬áSome are very … Continue reading

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Review: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide by Michael B. Oren My rating: 4 of 5 stars Engaging and enlightening…vaguely disquieting as well. A sense of a rise of nationalism, of identity tied to mythology, and a biased view of … Continue reading

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