Books. Thoughts. Reviews.

Nomination in Trouble?

A week in politics and anything can happen, so the old apothegm goes. No truer words when it comes to the ongoing Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Kavanaugh in Washington, DC. As a avid political watcher, I have spent several… Continue Reading →

One Monstrously Fine Day

I have always tried to live by the motto that each day is to be lived to its fullest in order to appreciate its value. The Bible exhorts us to rejoice in the day the Lord has made regardless of… Continue Reading →

A Court Ruling with Interesting Implications

For the past four months the Regina Park or Camp Namegan has been attracting a lot of public attention when it comes to the plight of the homeless. Under the controversial and often intemperate ¬†leadership of self-acclaimed activist, Kristi Brett,… Continue Reading →

China on the Rise

China’s economy, since the late 1970s, has been often compared to a giant roller-coaster ride with many dips, swings and rises as it rapidly moves towards greater global prominence. Two major political engines, during this extraordinary period of growth, play… Continue Reading →

Knowing the Full Story

There is a guy in my lawn bowling club who is a definite mover and shaker. If something has to be done in terms of a work project, Rod’s the man to get it done. Woe to anyone who gets… Continue Reading →

Things Heating up for the Fall

I haven’t had much to say about the world of sports these days because my mind has been on other matters infinitely more important. But that all could be changing as my summer reading concludes, the outdoor bowling season ends,… Continue Reading →

Not Sure Who the Hero Really Is?

Not a bad first effort at producing a fast-paced wartime tale about life inside a Nazi concentration camp. Keith has obviously done her homework in trying to recreate the tumultuous background necessary for appreciating this wartime drama. Life in Holland,… Continue Reading →

Even Capone Wasn’t This Bad!

This true life crime biography is definitely a major improvement on the twins version of events in “Reg and Ron Kray: Our Story”. While this autobiography is full of glorifying braggadocio and self-serving inaccuracies, Pearson’s “Profession of Violence” is a… Continue Reading →

How policy gets implemented at the top in China?

According to Professor Zweig, the mantle of real power in Chinese politics rests on the ability of its new leader, the CCP’s general-secretary, to first garner and build meaningful support in the politburo’s standing committee, for any policy initiatives or… Continue Reading →

Hallgrimur Helgason’s “Woman at 1000 Degrees” – An Icelandic Superwoman”

Every so often an author comes along to overturn the tables on a nation’s culture by attacking and cutting the very legs out from under it. Writer and visual artist Helgason does a savage number on the male-dominant, misogynistic Icelandic… Continue Reading →

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