Book Review of Angelina’s Concertina

Book Review of Angelina’s Concertina Picture a rainy Wisconsin Saturday on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin. A six year old girl isn’t feeling well and is relaxing in the couch while her five year old brother sits close by watching cartoons. Mom is busy with their week in a half old brother while Dad … Read more

Book Review: The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr

Book Review: The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr The question of whether new media technologies are mind numbing is an age old one, going back to classical antiquity. Nicholas Carr, in his new book The Shallows, a nuanced and considered study on the ill effects of too much Internet usage, uses the fascinating example of Plato … Read more

Book Review of "Getting to "Heaven"

Book Review of "Getting to "Heaven" We heard about Pastor Don Piper’s experience in his book “90 Minutes in Heaven” and the movie which portrayed it. We love a good story but continue on with our busy lives. No one likes to think about death and we certainly don’t plan for it. We want to … Read more

Book Review – Bad Land, An American Romance

Book Review – Bad Land, An American Romance Johnathan Raban’s Bad Land: An American Romance brilliantly and descriptively describes the attempts by would-be farmers and ranchers, those of the late 19th Century and the early 20th Century, to make a living on highly questionable land. This land, most of it in eastern Montana and the … Read more

Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss by Jai Pausch-Memoir Book Review

Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss by Jai Pausch-Memoir Book Review On September 18, 2007 Randy Pausch delivered his world-renowned speech entitled The Last Lecture. Pausch was a professor of computer science at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University; and had been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, a terminal form of pancreatic cancer. The Last Lecture urged … Read more

Book Review – Rufus Finds A Home

Book Review – Rufus Finds A Home Rufus Finds a Home By: Theodore Jerome Cohen Publisher: TJC Press Publication Date: January 2017 ISBN: 978-1542691697 Rufus is a beautiful golden retriever who lives with Charlie, a wonderful, caring man. Charlie loves his dog but the man is getting older and can no longer care for Rufus. … Read more

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H Pink – Business Book Review

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H Pink – Business Book Review On December 31, 2012, Daniel H. Pink released his new book, “To Sell Is Human.” Pink is the bestselling author of “Drive,” and “A Whole New Mind.” Pink announces that, regardless of our career, today, we’re all … Read more

Ecology: The Ascendent Perspective By Robert Ulanowicz (1997) – Book Review

Ecology: The Ascendent Perspective By Robert Ulanowicz (1997) – Book Review This is a review of the book Ecology: The Ascendent Perspective, by Robert E. Ulanowicz. Brief overview: Ecology: The Ascendent Perspective, first published in 1997, is in many ways a more accessible and more philosophical follow-up to Ulanowicz’s groundbreaking but highly technical Growth and … Read more

A Scientific Conversation of Non-Pharmaceutical Drugs by a PhD – Book Review

A Scientific Conversation of Non-Pharmaceutical Drugs by a PhD – Book Review Surely, you’ve considered the huge amount of pharmaceuticals we deploy into our society. Perhaps you’ve considered the costs as a tax payer or the cost increases on your insurance policy for health care. I bet you’ve even thought about the usage of psychiatric … Read more

Review of Jared Diamond’s Book, "Upheaval"

Review of Jared Diamond’s Book, "Upheaval" The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain neutrality in times of moral crisis. ~Dante Alighieri~ I have been reading one book after another trying to make sense of where the world was, where it is now and where it is heading. I finally discovered Diamond’s … Read more

Book Review of "Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss" by Danica McKellar

Book Review of "Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss" by Danica McKellar Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss [Soft cover] by Danica McKellar 352 pages, $24.95 ISBN-10: 1594630496 Nonfiction At the end of the 80s, the network ABC blessed America with an endearing drama entitled “The Wonder Years.” A youthful Fred Savage navigated … Read more

Book Review – Selling to China by Stanley Chao

Book Review – Selling to China by Stanley Chao In his book, “Selling to China,” author Stanley Chao delivers a straightforward, practical guide for small to medium-sized businesses currently doing business in and those interested in expanding their horizons to China. Well-crafted, and straightforward, Chao has taken his 20+ years of experience in the industry … Read more

Book Review of "I Can Only Imagine"

Book Review of "I Can Only Imagine" I have a difficult time watching any violence portrayed on-screen. I have to close my eyes. I can read a book better. It gives a clearer picture of what else happens in the story. Bart shared that the violence his father was consumed with in his adult life … Read more

Book Review: Madoff By Erin Arvedlund

Book Review: Madoff By Erin Arvedlund This book tells the story of Bernard Lawrence Madoff who was tried in New York in March 2009 and handed down a ‘symbolic’ sentence of 150 years in prison for perpetuating the biggest financial crime in history. The book’s sub-title, ‘The Man Who Stole $65 billion,’ hints at the … Read more

Book Review of The Steel Queen

Book Review of The Steel Queen Endowed with the markings of an unforgettable debut read, Karen Azinger’s The Steel Queen, draws readers into Erdhe, a fantasy imbued realm ripe with intrigue, knights, bravery, swords, sorcery and pure evil. As the premier novel in her Silk and Steel Saga, this novel serves well as an introduction … Read more