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

The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the “Alt-Right” by Jon Ronson

Gonzo journalist Jon Ronson has gone into some strange lions' dens in the past, investigating the deep end of everything from extremists to psychopaths.  Perhaps it was inevitable that his path should bring him into this particular flavor of crazy. The surprising bit for me was how he ended up here.  It seems that he had … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the “Alt-Right” by Jon Ronson