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Weekend Edition: 4-29

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel (“We found consistently that both liking others’ content and clicking links significantly predicted a subsequent reduction in self-reported physical health, mental health, and life satisfaction.”)

Bookish Linkage

Campus libraries are changing

Bookish Lists: 8 books about royal Russian […]

Book Review: One Nation Under Baseball by John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro

I grew up about 200 miles due west of Minneapolis. When I was young, a weekend family trip to watch the Minnesota Twins was almost a ritual. Like any elementary school boy, the players were among my first idols. Pitcher Jim “Mudcat” Grant was one my my favorites.

Given my age, I assumed his nickname […]

Book Review: Ballad of the Green Beret by Marc Leepson

Decades, years even, are roller coasters. They undulate, smoothly at times, precipitously at others. You can catch a glimpse of America’s dizzying ride in the 1960s in about a six month period on the Billboard music charts. On September 25, 1965, Barry Maguire’s version of “Eve of Destruction” (“You’re old enough to kill but not […]

Weekend Edition: 4-22

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

The Seductive Appeal of the “Nazi Exception” (“Rights arise from our status as humans, not from our adherence to ideology.”)

Lawsuit of the Week

San Diego’s former mayor and his wife are suing the city alleging her fall on a sidewalk ruptured her breast implants

Saddest Blog Headline of […]

Weekend Edition: 4-15

Okay, I’m going to try again to revive Weekend Edition. I occasionaly come across things that don’t prompt a blot post or that I’ve simply linked to on Facebook. Now both will appear here, although I don’t promise these will be weekly weekends. And this one may be a bit narrow as I only yesterday […]

Book Review: History of a Disappearance by Filip Stringer

We who live west of the Mississippi are familiar with ghost towns. Just in the northern Great Plains, hundreds of small towns were abandoned when a railroad line wasn’t built. More disappeared when highways and air travel led railroads to abandon lines to and through small communities. Farther west is a multitude of abandoned mining […]