Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Dropping the Bomb

My Brain Upgrade Project continues apace with readings on social and political philosophy.  I wrapped up the chapter with a section on the Limits of the State, which included the following Philosophy and Life insert on p. 595 of my … Continue reading

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Reblogged Review of Being Mortal

Two of my real-life book clubs are reading Being Mortal this year. I recommended it to my uncle, who wrote the following review: Book Review: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (Five Stars) – … Continue reading

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On Human Nature and Political Ideologies

This paragraph in the “Human Nature” chapter of my Introduction to Philosophy textbook speared me, considering the turmoil before, during and continuing after our most recent elections.  It’s a long paragraph so bear with me.  I’ll split it at points … Continue reading

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Defining Philosophy Survey Results

As I promised in yesterday’s post on my Brain Upgrade Project, the following are excerpts from the email responses I received to the following question: “Ask six friends what they think philosophy is.” The study of critical thinking. ∞ ∞ … Continue reading

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Personal Reading Challenge Met Early

On the ides of November, with forty-six days left in 2016, I achieved my self-inflicted reading goal.  I have read seventy-five books so far this year.  I will read more before 2017 arrives.  I am currently reading four books simultaneously … Continue reading

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Eclectic Adventures in Adult Group Reading

The Lansing Community Library Adult Book Group recently celebrated their first anniversary.  Since last year’s banned book celebration in September 2015, we’ve read a variety of fiction and non-fiction, classics, essays, award-winning fiction, graphic novels and touched most genres. This … Continue reading

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November Novel Noteables

I spent a couple of hours last Saturday volunteering at my local library. You can find me most Saturday afternoons helping out behind the front desk.  About halfway through my scheduled shift, I realized that the stack end cap across … Continue reading

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