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Drinking in America: Our Secret History by Susan Cheever

The Pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower were headed toward Virginia, where they had a land grant from King James. ¬†Instead, they landed illegally in Massachusetts because they were running out of beer. ¬†So says historian, Susan Cheever … Continue reading

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Reversion by Amy Rogers: a book review

Dr. Tessa Price lost her infant son to a rare genetic disorder. For Tessa, much more is at stake than science when she invents a radical gene therapy to save another child, seven-year old Gunnar Sigrunsson, who suffers from an … Continue reading

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The Soul’s Code by James Hillman

James Hillman (1926-2011), a prolific post-Jungian psychologist, thinker, and cultural critic, wrote more than 20 books, but The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling (1997) is probably his best known work. In a head-on attack upon the reductionist … Continue reading

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Awakening Joy by James Baraz: a book review

In March, I reviewed Scott Adams’ latest book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. It has much in common with the book I’m reviewing today: both focus on the myriad, day-to-day choices we make and how … Continue reading

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Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta: a book review

If you could find that and hold it there within yourself, a candle of self-confidence against the darkness, you could accomplish great things. He knew this. He’d been through it. Fourteen year old Jace Wilson witnesses a murder-for-hire near his … Continue reading

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It’s In His Kiss by Vickie Lester: a book review

Death is a sidewinder. It strikes from a place concealed and unthinkable, triggering a reality completely unexpected. – Vickie Lester Anne Brown, a New York teacher and author of literary novels is on her way to Palm Springs in the … Continue reading

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The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson

I have written on several occasions of Snow Crash, the visionary science fiction novel that Neal Stephenson published in 1992. The book envisioned a future where nation-states had diminished importance. Most people lived as citizens of corporate enclaves and spent … Continue reading

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams

“Don’t let reality control your imagination. Let your imagination be the user interface to steer your reality.” – Scott Adams. How to Fail at Almost Everything is a quirky, funny, irreverent, and often inspiring “sort of autobiography” from the creator … Continue reading

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