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On Steven Pinkers "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined"

I read Pinker’s The Language Instinct some years ago for an introductory linguistics class, and regrettably have not read another of his books until now. I came across his name again on… 370 more words


35 Dog Training Mistakes: Mistakes You Are Probably Doing and How to Avoid Them by James Goodman

Do you have a hard time communicating with your dog?

Does your dog seem “willful” and “stubborn” at times?

Many behavior issues in dogs often occur because of a breakdown in communication between dog and handler. 403 more words


A Review of Jon Ronson's "So You've Been Publicly Shamed"

Yet another piece of provocative, addictive journalism from the immensely likeable Jon Ronson. A big thank you to Picador (in the UK) for sending me a preview copy. 273 more words

Book Review

A Bedroom of Demons

In 2008 I had the privilege of traveling to India and Nepal with some members of my church. I was a year out of high school and invested in leadership work at my community college, so I was asked to speak on time management and rest at some small leadership conferences for church builders. 2,081 more words


The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert

There was a time when people did not know about extinctions. Before the theory of evolution, before it was understood what fossils represented, it was thought that all forms of life that ever existed still existed; they could still be found somewhere on the planet.   494 more words


5 Secrets to Effective Communication: creating meaningful relationships and enhanced happiness in your business life

Local author Sandy Chernoff, a communication consultant and owner of Soft Skills for Success, offers readers how-to tips for improving communication at work and in their daily lives. 89 more words

Public Library

Don't Bother Getting It Right In Your Fiction. Get It Right In Your Non-Fiction First.

Please note that reader discretion is advised. This article does not contain graphic descriptions, but does feature some mature themes.

My grandmother had schizophrenia. Or at least, that is what the General Practitioner who treated her in a small-town old-age home told us. 1,457 more words