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Ender’s Game

on November 27th, 2015 by admin

Imagine a future world where genius children are trained to fight an intergalactic war against an extraterrestrial enemy ready to destroy Earth.  Orson Scott Card’s book Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet) is a fascinating story about a highly intelligent young boy named Ender who is chosen to train in the military to defeat an evil species.  This is […]

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Let’s All Strive To Be Renaissance Men and Women

on February 7th, 2013 by admin

I’ve been an admirer of the Renaissance period of art for as long as I can remember.  The two artistic masters that symbolize this period of “re-birth” are Leonardo Di Vinci and Michelangelo.  For Da Vinci, I’ve studied his works by going to the museums such as The Louvre to look at his most famous […]

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Introverts Can Thrive In An Extroverted World.

on August 22nd, 2012 by admin

I am your typical introvert.  I’m geared toward the left-brained variety.  In a previous post I reviewed a book about the trials of introverted children.  The focus was primarily on the American school system and its adoption of postmodern pedagogical methods that have made schooling for these type of children increasingly difficult. I just finished reading a […]

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Polar Exploration and The Importance of Leadership.

on December 16th, 2011 by admin

The Last Place On Earth by Roland Huntford gives us an inside look at the race to the South Pole.  Polar exploration is the product of the Industrial Revolution.  The excitement of exploring arctic regions was an incredible feat of ingenuity.  Huntford looks at two individuals who were racing to reach the South Pole, the last polar region to […]

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The Paleo Method of Eating, Works For Me!

on September 23rd, 2011 by admin

November 2010 was a scary time for my family.  My father had a massive heart attack which was caused by three blocked arteries, two of which were 100% blocked.  Two stents were placed into his arteries.  The doctors were amazed he survived.  I attribute this to my father not being a smoker or heavy drinker.  […]

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Is Monogamy Natural?

on July 21st, 2011 by admin

I just finished reading a provocative book that answers this question.  In the book Sex at Dawn authors Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha say no.  Their thesis is that modern sexuality is modeled after our prehistoric ancestors.  As hunter-gatherers, our prehistoric cousins lived in group settings.  This included males and females who shared everything, including […]

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