Book Review: The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr by H.W. Brands

I grew up in an era when people still wrote letters. In fact, I remember my mother sitting down at least once a week writing to friends and relatives out of town, many on a weekly or biweekly basis. Today, though, letters are more rare. We tend to rely on email or text messaging to […]

Weekend Edition: 4-28

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Monday is International Jazz Day.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

A teacher, a student and a 39-year-long lesson in forgiveness (“The beauty of an apology is that everyone wins because it reveals not only who we are, but who we hope we are.”)

The capital of the forgetful (“There is a […]

Mein Kampf returning to Germany

Monday’s announcement that Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf is going to be republished in Germany for the first time since the end of World War II brought a couple thoughts to mind.

I find it interesting that the State of Bavaria holds the copyright to the book. According to the news report, Bavaria took over the […]

Weekend Edition: 4-21

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Monday is World Book Night

Voting in the Independent Book Blogger Awards ends Monday night.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Death and the Library (“In a house of readers, what, more than books, allows access to the inner lives of its occupants?”)

Tracking Creation in Glen Rose (“In the beginning, […]

Book Review: Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod

Shifting political tides are frequent and cyclical enough that they’ve earned their own label — pendulum politics. One party and its policies are in. The pendulum swings and another party and its policies dominate. Rarely, though, does the pendulum swing as much as the scenario in which Ken MacLeod plots Night Sessions, the winner of […]