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I Am We the People, And So Are You

Many years ago, I read Ayn Rand’s and in hindsight, it completely changed the path of my thinking. Let me pause for a moment to take inventory on who is still reading. I mentioned Ayn Rand in my first sentence, so I assume a handful of readers decided to skip the bailing and just jump […]

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Paying Tribute to Serious Themes in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Let me get this out of the way. I’m terrible at writing movie and book reviews. A good review isn’t a play by play of what happened, but rather a critique of the story, discussion of its themes, style, and execution. As much as I love films and books, you’d think I’d write a ton […]

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Fighting Magic with My Word Sword

In my recent post “Disagreement Does Not Equal Intolerance” some readers called me out on what seemed to be a contradiction in my message. While the contradiction was unintended, I can understand why it was interpreted in such a way. Such is one of the reasons I have this blog… to tidy up my writing […]

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The Most Important Books I Read Last Year in 2012 (MIBIRLY 2012)

It’s that time of year again!  My 2nd Annual (hopefully) down and dirty reviews of the Most Important Books I Read Last Year in 2012. Like last year, I spent most of the summer biking to lovely places to sit and read, and yet again, I usually found myself reading non-fiction. Although I did manage […]

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The Five Most Important Books I Read in 2011

Before getting too deep into 2012 (ok, we’re a little deep, but I started drafting this a month ago), I wanted to make sure I tell you about some of the most important books I read during 2011, the same year I got a Kindle! I read many great books as a result of that […]

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The Antisocial Myth

[This post was originally published on my old blog site,  I hope you find it well here.  The published date here reflects the original publication date]. In an interesting article I read today at, Susan Cain, promoting her new book “The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance”, responds to questions about introversion.  I’m […]

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