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My Reading Recap for 2018

Best Book(s) read in 2018:  The Murderbot Diaries (all of them) by Martha Wells Best Short Fiction: The Martian Obelisk by Linda Nagata Best Tome: Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright Best Tolkien* Book: The Fall of Gondolin Best Non-Fiction:  Never … Continue reading

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Lessons from History? — L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

Once upon a time, I was the staff director of a Congressman’s office. He was a Republican. At that time, the Democrats held an overwhelming majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. 354 more words via Lessons from … Continue reading

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep or History Podcasts I Nod Off To

Several weeks ago I decided to stop falling asleep to whatever audiobook I was currently listening to because I spent too much time the following morning figuring out where I drifted off to dreamland.  In other words, what’s the last … Continue reading

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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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Movie Review: Testament of Youth (4 stars)

Testament of Youth Released: January 2015 Watched Netflix BluRay: February 2016 Read Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain: January/February 2015 Rating:  4 out of 5 stars Synopsis:  In 1914, Vera Brittain overcomes the restraints on women of the time to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Water Diviner (4.5 stars)

The Water Diviner Released: December 2014 (Australia) and April 2015 (America) Watched Netflix BluRay: February 2016 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Synopsis: Four years after the Battle of Gallipoli, Australian farmer Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey to … Continue reading

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Doomed to Repeat Alternate History?

Why You Should Be Watching The Man in the High Castle – http://www.kameronhurley.com/why-you-should-be-watching-the-man-in-the-high-castle/ Meeting violence with violence doesn’t show strength: it inspires more violence. I’ve been reading a lot if World War One and Two books lately, most recently The … Continue reading

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