Category Archives: History

Another Take on Income Inequality — L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

I can always count on Mr. Modesitt for my morning refresher course in human nature. Eight thousand years of repeating ourselves. You’d think we’d learn. Sometime around 7500 B.C., people began building clustered mud-brick houses at Catalhoyuk, Turkey. According to … Continue reading

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How The Sinking Of The Lusitania Heralded An Entirely New Kind Of War

http://io9.com/how-the-sinking-of-the-lusitania-heralded-an-entirely-n-1702800197 A less gentlemanly kind of war.  Interesting short history on this 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Book Review: Testament of Youth by Brittain (4 stars)

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain 4 out of 5 stars Read in January/February 2015 Synopsis (via GoodReads): In 1914, just as war was declared, 20 year-old Vera Brittain was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later, her life—and … Continue reading

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Big Read Wrap-Up

The Lansing Community Library completed a successful Big Read of O’Brien’s The Things They Carried with a writing memoir workshop led by the same professor who moderated the panel discussion back in December.  I took copious notes, but sadly no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judy by Lewis (3.5 stars)

Judy: A Dog in a Million by Damien Lewis 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 stars Read in late November 2014 Publisher’s Synopsis: British bestselling author Damien Lewis is an award-winning journalist who has spent twenty years reporting from … Continue reading

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Big Read Kick Off Snapshots

I attended the Big Read kick off of The Things They Carried by O’Brien yesterday at the Lansing Community Library.  Here are a few photos I took with my smartphone (flash turned off):   I have not yet started reading … Continue reading

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Trench Warfare in World War I Was a Smarter Strategy Than You Realize

http://io9.com/trench-warfare-in-world-war-i-was-a-smarter-strategy-th-1637657733 And this article ties in nicely with my Great War Great Read reading project. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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