Buddhism and Relationships

Buddhism and Relationships“Buddhism and Relationships”….an association of two terms that are not often thought of in the same breath! With “The Four Noble Truths of Relationships,” Susan Piver has given us a fascinating look at  modern day relationships in the light of Buddhist scripture and thought. Continue reading

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Three Books About The New Cold War

Cold War

New Cold War? “Not since the days of Ronald Reagan has Russia played such a prominent role in US political life. After Donald Trump’s shock victory – greeted in the Russian parliament with cheers and champagne – came accusations of Russian meddling in the US electoral process…” Continue reading

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Religion Trumps Science?

World religions

Science trumps religion? Which comes first, science or religion? Which will outlast the other? Many- if not most – literate moderns would say that religion was just  the product of a certain stage of human evolution, and that we have outgrown it in this “New Age” of reason and digitization. Continue reading

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The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

In 2012, Stanford University scholar Michelle Alexander gave us a book that is as important as it is well written. The thesis of The New Jim Crow is clear and describes a problem that will not go away on its own – the race-based explosion of the American prison population.  Continue reading

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Who is Bell Hooks?

 

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Who is Bell Hooks?

The following biography of Bell Hooks is taken from The European Graduate School / “Bell Hooks, is an American social activist, feminist and author. She was born on September 25, 1952. Bell Hooks is the nom de plume for Gloria Jean Watkins. Bell Hooks examines the multiple networks that connect gender, race, and class. Continue reading

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48 Laws of Power

Author Robert Greene

Author Robert Greene

48 Laws of Power

by Robert Greene

48 Laws of Power was the first book by the author of The Art of Seduction.

1998 (Viking Press) (HC); 2007 (HighBridge Audio) CD,ISBN 0-670-88146-5 (HC); 978-1-59887-092-3 (CD), 452 pp. Self Help.

Trashed by some and cherished by others, it8 Laws of Power was an immediate best seller,at 1.2 million copies.It was a big hit in prison libraries and among music promoters and stars. Rumor has it that Fidel Castro was also a fan of the book. Continue reading

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Review of Java Concepts 4th Ed. by Wiley Publishing

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Review of Java Script Concepts 4th Edition

By David Hsu

Wiley presents us with an intro to Java that presents its core concepts in a comprehensive way.; Its author, Cay Horstmann, teaches at San Jose State University. I used it as textbook for my college courses and am happy to have discovered that his book has greatly aided the writing of my Java tutorial. Consisting of  902 pages divided into 19 chapters, Review of Java Concepts is both well-organized and beginner-friendly.
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A Review of “Call to Action”

Call to Action

A Review of “Call to Action”

A Review of “Call to Action”…

“Call to Action” appeared about ten years ago at the time of the initial publication of this review (2014). Since then, lots has happened in the world of computing – mobile devices, iphones, Google Android, tablets, apps, touch screens, storage capacities measured in terabytes. The internet has evolved from a technological curiosity into a virtual reality. We not only spend more and more time online – be it on our laptops, our desktops or “smart” devices – we actually depend on the web for everything from finding out the latest medical news to arranging the delivery of our next order of pizza. Continue reading

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Female Predator Extraordinaire from Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting

Here is Jessica Grose’s review of Alissa Nutting’s novel about a female predator extraordinaire Alissa Nutting’s ‘Tampa’ takes inspiration from true-crime stories of seductive teachers and their teen conquests to craft the tale of an all-American sociopath. Continue reading

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