Monthly Archives: January 2012

Moral Outrage

I heard a story today, from a good friend, a reliable friend, she is special, would never lie and so I am truly horrified by what she said. She has a friend who was exercising in the gym in the … Continue reading

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The Hare With Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss Edmund de Waal The Hare with Amber Eyes is the story of a Jewish family, the Ephrussis; they are wealthy grain merchants turned financiers. A descendant, the well … Continue reading

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Envy Has Traveled A Long And Destructive Path

In my opinion, and I am not declaring that it is the right one, just my own feeling, thedumbing down of America can probably be traced to the 60’s when all rules of decorum began a steady decline toward no … Continue reading

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Our Hour of Discontent

I posted this on Goodreads.com, in response to an open conversation page about the issue of Apple abusing its workers in China. I thought it would be a good idea to post it here as well. While I merely meant … Continue reading

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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson

This book was a joy to read. You get to know the characters on an intimate level. Some are more likeable than others, but all are rich and fully developed. Most will endear themselves to you. Major Pettigrew is a … Continue reading

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OBAMA’S SOTU MESSAGE AND THOUGHTS IT INSPIRED

I was left with many thoughts after Obama’s latest State of the Union Message. First and foremost was this one, which I found eminently disconcerting. (Disclaimer: These are personal thoughts and not facts I have researched or for which I … Continue reading

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The Brief And Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

Let me preface this with a personal disclaimer. This was not an easy book to navigate with an audio version, although the reader was superb, because of the many Spanish words and colloquialisms which I did not recognize. With a … Continue reading

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