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The History of Food, 1850-present

One of the best business books Mary and I have read in the past few years is, The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America. There have been huge improvements in food production and distribution during the … Continue reading

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Gerry Spence on Freedom

One of my favorite writers is Wyoming trial lawyer Gerry Spence, best known for his work on the Karen Silkwood case that was made into the film, Silkwood. I enjoyed Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom: An Owner’s Manual for … Continue reading

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Drugs to Treat Depression

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain –for Life, warns of the dangers of using drugs to treat depression and not consuming omega-3 fatty acids from sources such as … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut

Hocus Pocus is a set of short stories by Kurt Vonnegut, author of the famous story, Harrison Bergeron, and the novel Slaughterhouse-Five. I enjoyed the book and excerpted it below. DURING JACK’S AND my cow year at the Point, I … Continue reading

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Practicing Intermediate Spanish Using Short Stories

A Spanish blogger has posted 51 stories with links in Spanish. Each story was originally written in English and some are available for free such as Hemingway’s, The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Anton Chekhov stories such as The Lady With the … Continue reading

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Bad Health Advice from a Bestseller

In The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg recommends: Want to exercise more? Choose a cue, such as going to the gym as soon as you wake up, and a reward, … Continue reading

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Somebody Read the Collected Works of Donald Trump!

Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post read all 8 books written by Donald Trump. Fascinating reading! “We need a leader that wrote ‘The Art of the Deal,’ ” Trump declared during his presidential campaign announcement in June, and he has repeatedly … Continue reading

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Charles Darrow on Educating and Raising Children

One of my favorite free Kindle books is The Story of My Life by Clarence Darrow, the great criminal defense lawyer best known as the hero in the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. The book is available from Project Gutenberg … Continue reading

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Psychologist Explains the Engine of Capitalism

Governments often believe that most jobs are created by small businesses and that governments should encourage job creation. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman discusses, “the engine of capitalism” in his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. The remainder of this post is direct … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Fritz the Dog

The following stories are from the inexpensive Kindle book, High, Wide and Lonesome: Growing Up on the Colorado Frontier by Hal Borland. Fritz Catches a Jackrabbit Fritz was always with me while I was cricketing around on my crutches. He … Continue reading

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