Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Back in college, I had the privilege to take some journalism courses and operate on a newspaper overseen by an old school newshound.  A lot has changed in the world of journalism since then, and certainly since the time of my instructor.  What I learned informs my perception of the media today: where it continues … Continue reading Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

It would be difficult to argue against the idea that when it comes to the modern world, Dan Rather has had an up close and personal look at whichever topic you want to discuss, from virtually every angle you can discuss it.  Politics, war, peace, natural disaster, social and environmental engineering... he's seen it all, … Continue reading What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

Why We Don’t Suck and How All of Us Need to Stop Being Partisan Little Bitches by Dr. Denis Leary

This book is actually two books that slide one into the other.  The first book is what the title says it is: a locked and loaded, tell-it-like-it-is kick in the pants to both "left-wing snowflakes and right-wing nutjobs."  And in the view of Dr. Denis Leary, there is no middle ground.  Both sides are wrong, … Continue reading Why We Don’t Suck and How All of Us Need to Stop Being Partisan Little Bitches by Dr. Denis Leary

The Grouchy Historian by Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger

Because seemingly every nonfiction book these days needs a title that just rolls off the tongue, the full title of this book is The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.  So as you can probably tell, there's some bias in play here.  And that's perfectly fine; sometimes understanding where the bias … Continue reading The Grouchy Historian by Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

I acquired this book after listening to a podcast, an interview with author Timothy Snyder on Sam Harris' Waking Up podcast.  Usually I listen to this podcast as a means raise my own game.  It makes me aware of how much I don't know, it affords me the opportunity to chew on new ideas about … Continue reading On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

New Shirt

Sometimes you see something online, and it's an insta-buy.  This campaign was going around for a short time, and I jumped on it.  The shirt just arrived. Sadly, none of my co-workers know who these people are.  I can think of no better example of an expressed need for better education.  And so... I will … Continue reading New Shirt