Monthly Archives: February 2011

Is This The End of Days?

How is it that our President, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is holding court, presiding over a world falling apart in every quarter? Didn’t he promise unity? Didn’t he say he could change things and bring peace to … Continue reading

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Devotion, Dani Shapiro

From the first page, I believed that Dani Shapiro was presenting an honest appraisal of her search for herself and the meaning of her life. As she pretty much bares her soul and her secrets, she seems to be exposing … Continue reading

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Dove On A Barbed Wire, Deborah Steiner-van roooyen

This is the story of Yonah Steiner. It is the story of his survival against all odds. It is the story of his reconciliation with the only uncle who remains alive because he was in America during the time of … Continue reading

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Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

At the midway point in this book, all I can say about it is that it is non-stop about dysfunction. All of the characters are weak people who succumb to their basest instincts regardless of the people that they take … Continue reading

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Little Princes, Conor Grennan

Because of the current unrest in Egypt, we can understand the issues of this book even more clearly. The uprising in Egypt and the demand for the unseating of a dictatorial leader, was peaceful, but the civil war in Nepal … Continue reading

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Mrs. Ames, E. F. Benson

Written by the son of an Archbishop of Canterbury, this is a delightful read. I have always loved English humor. It is tongue in cheek, dry and often not obvious. Because of this, reading it will require some amount of … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

Perhaps we should all step back, smell the roses again and then be careful what we wish for since there are always unintended consequences. All change is not good and, although the profit motive drives industry, human interacton should supercede … Continue reading

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