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My Generation

October 14, 2011


  “They inhabit a world so rich in technology that everything works better, even the people, but no one seems to know exactly why.  Parented by proxy and prescription and by cable TV, they have achieved the loneliness their elders pursued.  They enter their twenties less interested in finding themselves than in finding a way out.  Faithless, […]

The Strawberry Statement by James Kunen

June 19, 2011


I have been reading a book written in 1968 by a nineteen year old student at Columbia University. He was involved with the takeover of administration buildings to protest University involvement in military research among other things. It is an interesting read, more than anything because it is the product of a funny, smart kid. […]

Your Head as a Cup of Tea

May 25, 2010


“There’s an old analogy to a cup of tea. If you want to drink new tea you have to get rid of the old tea that’s in your cup, otherwise your cup just overflows and you get a wet mess. You head is like that cup. It has a limited capacity and if you want […]

A Far Country

January 24, 2010


On my assignment here in the Netherlands I have many quiet meals and nights alone in my hotel room. As a result, I have been reading books at a rate of two per week. This week I finished a novel that I found in the Hilton lounge titled “A Far Country” by Daniel Mason. The […]

Chinese Restaurants

May 9, 2009


I just finished up a book by Chinese-American author Jennifer Lee entitled “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles”. In the book she attempted to find the roots of the success of Chinese cooking in the United States. There are more Chinese restaurants than McDonalds, and you can find one in nearly every town. It is always a […]