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Cooperation Rather Than Confrontation

Following the Civil War, economic recovery and expansion in the United States was to a large part driven by the expansion of the railroad system. 296 more words

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Mini Habits - Breaking it Down

Stephen Guise is the founder of Deep Existence, a blog about self-development, and the writer of Mini Habits, a book about his personal philosophy on how to get things done (with research that backs up some of his arguments). 513 more words

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Midmonth BookNotes – A Bibliographic Bounty

In the April 2016 edition of the Midmonth BookNotes, you’ll find the latest novels and mysteries in romance, Robyn Carr and Renee Patrick’s upcoming releases, & few things for the kids…  6 more words

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Less is Almost Always More, Even When We Ask for More

The bread aisle at the grocery store confounds me.

I just wanted to buy a loaf of bread to make a sandwich – I didn’t really want to wade through 7 long shelves of every imaginable type of bread possible. 613 more words

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"Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen", a McMurtry Memoir

Larry McMurtry presents a mixed bag of topics here, essays and personal accounts related to his love of books and writing. He uses a cowboy metaphor , imagining his life-work is to corral and tame words and drive them forward to a conclusion. 191 more words

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LEGO Bricks: Toys for Kids, Lessons for Adults

LEGO Bricks and I go a long way back.

As a boy growing up in the mid-60’s, LEGO play sets were a treat at our church. 492 more words

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An Argument for Focused Work

Cal Newport recently released his new book, “Deep Work”, which posits that our ability to engage in concentrated efforts on meaningful work will set us apart in today’s marketplace. 1,194 more words

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