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I’m going to try a special feature every so often, at least if people like it. It’s called from the bookshelf. I’ll take a book off the shelf and find a word in it to taste, and add some bibliotechnical cheesecake shots while I’m at it. 489 more words

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When Punk Rock and Science Collide

By Dan Totten

Punk rock is a nihilistic representation of individuality and self-reliance at its most extreme, and a fun takedown of society’s conventions at the other end of the spectrum.   458 more words

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From the Bookshelf. "I'll drink to that" by Betty Halbreich with Rebecca Paley.

An interesting biography of Betty Halbreich, a legendary head of personal shopping division at the iconic Bergdorf & Goodman New York department store. Working in the industry Betty Halbreigh had an unique opportunity to observe how fashion industry standards and trends changed over the years, moving from the true luxury and top quality garments made by designers truly understanding female body to instant fashion made in the Third World in sizes notoriously too small to accommodate for needs of an average woman. 73 more words


From the Bookshelf: Born Bad, by James Boyce

My Christian upbringing did not take long to get to the point: All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). But, what is this concept of Original Sin? 985 more words


The Missing Marines of Tarawa

By Iain Martin

A remarkable event happened late in July on a tiny island in the Pacific called Betio when the remains of thirty six U.S. 496 more words

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From the Bookshelf: The Righteous Mind, by Jonathan Haidt

Let’s say my neighbor is planning to have a yard sale on Saturday. Friday evening, I notice that she has set up some tables and furniture, over which she has placed tarps. 637 more words


Summer Listens

By Sarah Barning

I love to travel, especially in the summer. One of the things I look forward to most on my trips is what audiobook to listen on the long car rides. 220 more words

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