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Author Archives: Bob
On my last book challenge day, I continue my cheating ways by again sharing two books. These are by the same author, American University history professor Ibram X. Kendi. They are Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist … Continue reading
So many books, so few days! I’m not going to even get to a whole raft of significant ones! Arrrrgh! What’s a person to do? Cheat, of course. So today, I’m sharing two books on a theme: The Madhouse Effect: … Continue reading
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, by Robert Sapolsky Robert Sapolsky is a primatologist and neurobiologist who has spent his career studying how biology, the brain, the environment, and genes interact to produce animal (and human) … Continue reading
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood I had to include something by Margaret Atwood on my list since she’s such a wonderful novelist. Of course, her best-known novel is The Handmaid’s Tale, and that would have been a great addition to … Continue reading
The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, by Iain McGilchrist The author is a brain researcher who has spent his career understanding how the structure of the human brain influences how we … Continue reading
Foucault’s Pendulum, by Umberto Eco. These days I don’t read as much fiction as I once did. Here’s an exception, Foucault’s Pendulum by the Italian writer and semiotician Umberto Eco. He’s probably best known for his novel The Name of … Continue reading
I’m accepting a challenge from my high school English teacher Barbara Bass to post a book a day. Day number 1: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson. This book is a … Continue reading
If you’re required to learn something because “it will be on the test,” you’re not being educated. You’re being trained to follow orders.
“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.” –Pete Seeger Most plastics are an environmental nightmare. I’ve lately been learning about what happens as plastics … Continue reading