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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
read in September, 2014
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We naturally think in binary categorizations. Good, bad. Civilized, savage. Male, female. My religion, other religions. My race, other races. Self, other. Day, night. Up, down.
Some, if not most of these categorizations are natural, they make sense. S...more
Cortes by R.L. Marks
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It’s very post-modern enlightened to bash Cortes and other early conquistadors as a bunch of blood thirsty, gold hungry bad guys, but in terms of historical appreciation there is more to the story than that. It’s amazing to ponder what it was...more
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The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin
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The Western Canon by Harold Bloom
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A History of Knowledge by Charles Van Doren
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The Great Divide by Peter Watson
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Big History by Cynthia Stokes Brown
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Try this. Skip to the last chapter and see if you like how the author presents her points. I tend not to like authors who insert (debatably) grandiose positions and (arguably) pretty far flung theories after very little data to support their position...more
The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin
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This review will be three parts. First a quick paragraph about what this book is. Then, some of the practical tips and facts from the book itself and finally a why this book matters (and how it relates to The End of Absence) kind of rant. Also quotes...more
The End of Absence by Michael       Harris
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There is a point in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance where the author arrives to a city, and says something to the effect of “I could tell I was closer to a city because the houses were closer together and the people were farther apa...more
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"Another clarification, hashed out from conversating about this book with friends. Happiness, according to this book, is not a feeling to be chased but...more "
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Hermann Hesse
“When someone seeks," said Siddhartha, "then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”
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