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Author Archives: Bob
Got kids staying home because school’s closed? Here are some online learning resources, compiled by my friend Jen Albert at The Citadel: COLLECTIONS OF RESOURCES IN GOOGLE DOCS: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ – List of providers that have made resources and services free … Continue reading
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.