Week 32: Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies book review It kept coming to me while reading Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House - the similarities between the chaos, duplicity and treachery taking place in Washington and William Golding's tale of a group of children marooned on a tropical island. Lord of the Flies [...]

By |2018-09-08T02:41:51+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

How stress can make you sick – a personal story

How Stress Can Make You Sick When the doctor at the walk-in clinic asked me about my cholesterol, I brushed it off as usual. “I’m fine,” I said. “How do you know?” I told him I’d always been within the normal range for everything – cholesterol, blood pressure, kidney function, blood sugar. I’m a [...]

By |2018-09-09T19:50:27+00:00January 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 31: A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces Book Review Right off the bat I have to tell you that A Confederacy of Dunces is not - I repeat, not - about the American presidency. How could it be? Its author died in 1969, when Donald Trump was 23 ... long before anyone could have predicted that this [...]

By |2018-09-08T15:59:43+00:00January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Week 30: Love in a Cold Climate

Love in a Cold Climate Book Review Are you old enough to remember the Wayback machine? I mean, before it became the name for an archive of web pages on the internet? The original Wayback machine was a plot device on The Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show; Mr. Peabody, the world's smartest beagle, and [...]

By |2018-09-08T16:07:40+00:00January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 29: Great Expectations for the new year

Great Expectations book review What is it about coming to the end of one calendar year and beginning a new one that leads us to think our lives are going to improve? We go to bed shortly after midnight brimming with great expectations and too much eggnog, and wake up the next morning the [...]

By |2018-09-08T16:20:45+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments