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City

Posted on 03/02/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Books

City Book Cover

I read City by Clifford Simak recently. If you haven't read it, it is a dystopian cold war era novel in which man abandons the cities due to fear of nuclear war. Society breaks down as everybody lives in isolation, population dwindles, and eventually most humans abandons the earth, leaving …


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Personal Blogs are hard when you have no life

Posted on 07/02/2017 in misc • Tagged with Personal, Books

The Circle

Back when I had young kids I had more blog fodder than I knew what to do with. These days, the kids are adults, and I work from home all day. There are weeks that I get to Wednesday or Thursday without putting shoes on. I'm not complaining. I'm fine …


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SECRETS ARE LIES- SHARING IS CARING - PRIVACY IS THEFT

Posted on 06/21/2017 in misc • Tagged with Books, Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Google

The Circle

SECRETS ARE LIES
SHARING IS CARING
PRIVACY IS THEFT

That is the mantra of The Circle, the fictional but all too plausible social media company that destroys Facebook, Twitter, Google and Instagram in the social media game in the Dave Eggers novel, The Circle. (It was also just released as …


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What If Your Little Sister was a Psychopath?

Posted on 03/19/2017 in misc • Tagged with Books

My Sister Rosa Cover

17 year old atheist, homeschooler, and Australian Che Taylor just got relocated to NYC (by way of Asia) by his hippie pacifist parents. He's a boxer that isn't allowed to spar, a 17-year old boy desperately in need of a girlfriend, and he'd really rather be back home in Sydney …


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The Bloodline Feud by Charlie Stross

Posted on 03/05/2017 in misc • Tagged with Books

Economics text disguised as a fantasy epic


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Pin Action: When the mafia controlled bowling

Posted on 03/01/2017 in misc • Tagged with Books

Pin Action: Small-Time Gangsters, High-Stakes Gambling, and the Teenage Hustler Who Became a Bowling Champion by Gianmarc Manzione

A kindle $1.99 special that I bought just because the idea of the Mafia controlling local bowling was fascinating. I used to watch the PBA on ABC back in its heyday …


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