Category Archives: Societal Issues | Current Affairs

Comfortably Unaware – Global depletion and food responsibility… What you choose to eat

If there were ever a book that would convince one to adopt a vegan lifestyle, then “Comfortably Unaware” would definitely be it.  Dr. Richard Oppenlander’s book explores the connection between global depletion and our food choices.  His presentation of the research surrounding this topic is quite convincing and eye-opening. In the Introduction, Oppenlander tells us …

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Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure

This is a fantastic story of love.  One that I did not know if I would be able to enjoy. However, as Julian Smith tells the story of a little known explorer and intermingles it with his own story, it’s hard not to fall in love with "Crossing the Heart of Africa.” Ewart Grogan was …

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Innocent War

In the opening pages of Susan Violante’s “Innocent War,” Violante tells that reader that, “I wrote a book to get to know my father, and in the process I got to know myself.  This didn’t come without hardship, loneliness, disappointment, and frustration as I set myself to break the circle of silence between parents and …

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Cure Your Democracy: The Infection, Spread, and Treatment of Contagious Opinions

“Cure Your Democracy: The Infection, Spread, and Treatment of Contagious Opinions” by John Cooker, MRI is a political humor book.  Throughout his research, Cooker has identified two “viruses” which he deems as highly contagious:  Democratitus and Democratosis.  These viruses are associated with the positions one holds on the conservative to liberal political spectrum.     Cooker opens …

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Law and Peace

The title of this book is a misnomer? With law and lawyers how can peace ever prevail…and more importantly how can lawyers live in a world of peace. I am reminded of the work “Utopia”  wherein it is remarked that there are no lawyers in Utopia…for lawyers are persons who take advantage of misfortune- and …

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21st Century Great Global Depression: The Perfect Economic Storm

"21st Century Great Global Depression,"  just like the name implies, is intended to scare the reader about the apocalyptical economic crash, which would be inevitable unless urgent action is taken by the American society. Starting off with a recap of the recent economic crisis, which is still taking place and has taken a major toll …

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The Simple Man’s Burden

I’ve spent the last three days toiling…trying to figure out how to write a good review for “The Simple Man’s Burden” by author Vergil Den. Unfortunately I was stumped then and I’m still stumped now. Where do I begin? Well, the cover was unusual. The book’s title “The Simple Man’s Burden” was underlined however when …

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Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways

I just finished reading “Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways: From Words to Housing” by Jay S. Levy, MSW, LICSW. Overall I found it to be a wonderful book. It is extremely well thought out plus it is laid out in an easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand manner. I liked that it was written in such a way …

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Point Deception

“At first Kelly refused the undercover assignment.  His personal code of honor would not allow him to betray a friend, especially one who had saved his life, on more than one occasion.  That might have been the end of it, but for subsequent events sealing his decision to enter the shadow world of drug and …

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BOOMERS Tales from the Subjected Plain

I’m unsure where to begin in my review of “BOOMERS Tales from the Subjected Plain.” A week or so ago I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing this title by author F. Korn. I did my usual research and while I found the book’s cover to be unappealing at least the jacket …

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