Sharp Women, Smart Men

I am reading two books now, SHARP: THE WOMEN WHO MADE AN ART OF HAVING AN OPINION by Michelle Dean…

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Stillness, Restlessness and Waiting

As a child, I could while away an afternoon lying in an open field listening to the sounds of nature…

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Violating the Oath of Office

Watching DemocracyNow today, I was struck by their interview with David Cay Johnston.  He believes there are at least three…

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Enigmalogist – Do You Believe?

I remember the first season of the X-Files and an episode set in the general locale where I lived and…

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Which Came First? (Depression or Illness)

Contemporary theory offers the idea that every individual has their own emotional level.  For those whose “resting state” is contentment,…

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Author Trifecta (Diane Ackerman, Brenda Peterson, Linda Hogan)

Three authors have shaped my views of nature, the natural world, animals and humans interacting with both.  They are:  Diane…

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Rewriting History – Silencing Howard Zinn

Everyone knows that history is written by the victors.  Thus we are taught a very skewed version of American history…

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