We're in the middle of the holiday season and this is when the family drama most often gets going hard. I've also been listening to lots of stories online about tons of issues between friends, co-workers, family members... and--inevitably--someone's being asked to "be the bigger person." I think there are few phrases in the English … Continue reading Q #153: What’s your thought about “being the bigger person” in most situations?
photo credit: SeattleTimes.com (David Horsey, op ed 11-17-2020) I saw a few clips about this nurse's tweet. From South Dakota, Nurse Jodi Doering finally had to express herself on her night off. I don't have Twitter, but you can find her viral tweet without much difficulty, I assume. The gist of it is even while … Continue reading For those (like me) who assumed deniers that get COVID-19 will finally see the light… not so fast.
My Copy: 9781442265684 (image from bn.com) The title pretty well says what this book is about, and goes through the increasingly-combined issues of conflict, genocide, and climate change in spades in these 158 pages (not counting notes). This is NOT a book detailing how humans are creating climate change, but rather a book that explains … Continue reading Unstable Ground: Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide, by Alex Alvarez
My Copy: 9780385485517 (image from amazon.com) I'm not sure what exactly I expected to get from this book, but I did find it immensely helpful in a lot of ways. I think the title sums up what might be the overarching, lingering thing about dealing with suicide--most of the time, there's no time to say … Continue reading No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, by Carla Fine
This one hit me when I was dozing in and out this morning. I guess I need to look at a map by flat earthers to get the idea--but I'm seeing several different ones at a glance as it is. You know, there's something odd about this flat-earth thing, namely that it exists in the … Continue reading #050–What do flat-Earthers have to say about the trade winds and doldrums, or round the world air travel?
My Copy: 9781593083793 (image from bn.com) My stepdad actually recommended this one to me. Safe to say, he probably last read it long before he married my mother, because of the Hindu and Buddhist elements in the story. Siddhartha is a story that is kind of a re-telling of the story of the Buddha. The … Continue reading Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
Oh boy--this one's been buzzing around my head for years. In some respects, if somebody doesn't choose to accept that climate change is really happening, and that humans are making it worse, that's their issue. The problem is, denial isn't doing us any favors in the long run. I've heard the arguments that we're destroying … Continue reading #036–What Would We Have to Lose By Believing in Human-made Climate Change?
My Copy: 9780195042368 (image credit to abebooks.com) "We had known. The world had vaguely heard. But until now no one of us had looked on this. Even this morning we had not imagined we would look on this. It was as though we had penetrated at last to the center of the black heart, to the … Continue reading Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans & the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps, by Robert H. Abzug
The more I read from Philip K. Dick, the more I enjoy or at least respect the man's work. The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick definitely does not disappoint.
I spent the past month reading (or re-reading) four of the most frightening books I’ve ever read and I haven’t even cracked open my collection of “penny dreadfuls” for Halloween yet.