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Book Review: North with the Spring

North with the Spring Teale, Edwin Way St. Martins, New York 1951 This book is part of a 4 volume set written over several years where the author and his wife set off on road trips across the country to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Travels with a Hungry Bear

Travels with a Hungry Bear Kramer, Mark Houghton Mifflin, 1996 This book is a background sketch to some of the author’s essays and articles in periodicals.  As a recognized writer in the agricultural arena, he was one of the few … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Age of Innocence

Beyond the Age of Innocence Mahbubani, Kishore Public Affairs, New York, 2005 This book, written by the former Singapore ambassador to the UN, is one of the best books I have read in terms of identifying the role of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reviving Ophelia

Reviving Ophelia Pipher, Mary Grosset, New York, 1994 The book is a set of composite case studies and commentary from a psychiatrist who has had lots of experience dealing with adolescent girls and their families.  Although perhaps a bit dated, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sleeping Naked is Green

Sleeping Naked is Green Farquharson, Vanessa Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2009 In February 2007 the author, an arts reporter for a conservative Toronto based newspaper, woke up one morning and decided it was time to do something for the environment.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson Kingsolver, Barbara Harper Collins, 1995 It’s hard to go wrong with a collection of essays from a favorite author centering on transitions and outlooks during a period of one’s own transitions, particularly when there is clear … Continue reading

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Stations along my tea journey

I began drinking tea at some indefinable moment in my youth. Iced tea (unsweetened) was a staple beverage in our household, quite often made as “sun tea” in the warmer months by putting a 2 or 3 gallon glass jar … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Kingsolver, Barbara 2007, Harper Collins I continue to be amazed by Barbara Kingsolver’s span as a writer and a person.  Whether the realm is fiction, non-fiction, essays, or anything else she generates, her basic model of mixing … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son Returns – An American Tragedy

Note: Over the past several years I have had several occurrences to see how eldercare and family dynamics intermix during both the caregiving and estate distribution phases. My direct experience has been very positive, with extended families coming together with … Continue reading

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The World We Live In Nowadays

Earlier today I attended a training session focusing on what to do in the event an “active shooter” situation should develop at my workplace. Representatives of multiple law enforcement agencies were present, and after a brief introduction to the topic … Continue reading

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