Book Review

The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology Mark Boyle is an Irish thinker and writer who made the choice in his thirties to disengage from the industrial civilization of England and move to a small abandoned holding in the west of Ireland.He built andContinue reading “Book Review”

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The Great Influenza by John Barry:A review

The SARS Covid pandemic has certainly spurred interest in previous pandemics and I have read many books and articles on that influenza epidemic but the best and most comprehensive so far is The Great Influenza by John Barry. An easy 5 star book. I almost always go to Goodreads or Amazon reviews just to getContinue reading “The Great Influenza by John Barry:A review”

Alexandria by Paul Kingsnorth: a review

Alexandria is a 5 star book for a variety of reasons. If you don’t know Paul Kingsnorth, you should. I f you haven’t read Paul Kingsnorth, you should.  Very few people know of Paul Kingsnorth. Let me give you a brief bio. Yes I will get around to reviewing ALEXANDRIA but you need to knowContinue reading “Alexandria by Paul Kingsnorth: a review”

Book Review Of One of Ours by Willa Cather

This lesser known novel by Willa Cather is a 5 star effort equally as good as her well known Prairie Trilogy novels. The novel depicts the life of Claude Wheeler, a member of the wealthy Wheeler Farm during the period of the first world war. Claude is a troubled soul searching for meaning and yearningContinue reading “Book Review Of One of Ours by Willa Cather”

Rise of the Super Virus

Well just when you thought that it was safe to get back in the water we have news of the rise of mutant corona viruses proliferating seemingly at will. I have covered this likelihood repeatedly and even joked with my brother about the Jackson Hole mutant heading to him in California. In fact mutant variantsContinue reading “Rise of the Super Virus”

Covid-19 info, corporate cronyism, and some recomendations

In my last Corona virus update I presented optimistic projections about the pandemic from the CDC and why I feared they may be wrong yet again because I feared a worsening of the current pandemic  instead of an improvement. I truly hope I am missing something and would be pleased to to be wrong. InContinue reading “Covid-19 info, corporate cronyism, and some recomendations”

Covid-19 info, corporate cronyism, and some recomendations

In my last Corona virus update I presented optimistic projections about the pandemic from the CDC and why I feared they may be wrong yet again because I feared a worsening of the current pandemic  instead of an improvement. I truly hope I am missing something and would be pleased to to be wrong. InContinue reading “Covid-19 info, corporate cronyism, and some recomendations”

Can Covid go Exponential from here?

(Coronavirus Update 14 Jan 2021)  Hello folks. I just did an update less than a week ago and I do updates based upon anything new I might happen to unearth in regional, national and world news on Covid. I have recently returned to trying to watch this pandemic more closely since just after Thanksgiving whenContinue reading “Can Covid go Exponential from here?”

Review of Far from the Madding Crowd

If you are romantic or a romanticist of enjoy a tumultuous romantic love triangle or quadrangle in this case, you will love this book. If you are a man who wonders about the structure within a woman’s mind, you may be mystified, bewildered and confused. But this book was written with a mystified, bewildered girlContinue reading “Review of Far from the Madding Crowd”