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In, the Towel is Thrown

In, the Towel is Thrown

April 22, 2010 | 61 Comments

This is the post I haven’t wanted to write, the one that has made me choke down my pride. And yet here it is.
I’m throwing in the towel. Maybe that’s not quite the right way of saying it, so let …

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The Best Kind of Different

April 19, 2010 | 6 Comments
The Best Kind of Different

Suddenly it seems that I am hearing about Asperger’s Syndrome everywhere I go. It was just a few years ago that I first heard the term as it was applied to a family member. Since then I’ve had neighbors move …

This Week’s Bestsellers

April 17, 2010 | 2 Comments
This Week’s Bestsellers

I spent much of my week at or driving to the Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Though in the past I have simultaneously read and driven, I opted (wisely, no doubt) not to do so this time. …

 

Obama Zombies

April 15, 2010 | 3 Comments
Obama Zombies

Jason Mattera is an up-and-comer. Only in his twenties, he has already been featured by some of the biggest Conservative names in talk radio, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Roger Hedgecock, and …

Mount Pleasant

April 13, 2010 | 0 Comments
Mount Pleasant

Steve Poizner is currently California’s Insurance Commissioner and also a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition, he’s a former White House Fellow, who worked for the National Security Council; a successful and wealthy entrepreneur who started …

 

The Big Short

April 12, 2010 | 2 Comments
The Big Short

This is now the fifth book I’ve read dealing with the financial crisis, understandably quite a popular theme on the New York Times list of bestsellers so far this year. Five books later I am seeing certain themes repeat themselves …

This Week’s Bestsellers

April 10, 2010 | 13 Comments
This Week’s Bestsellers

Yesterday was the first time I’ve considered giving up. I turned to the updated New York Times list of bestsellers, looked at the stack of books still awaiting my attention, looked at my week ahead, and wondered if it was …

 

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

April 8, 2010 | 0 Comments
Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

I experienced some deja vu reading Change Your Brain, Change Your Body.While the emphasis within this book was maybe a little bit different from any I’ve read before it, it appears that there is not much groundbreaking information about taking …

Chelsea, Chelsea Bang Bang

April 6, 2010 | 27 Comments
Chelsea, Chelsea Bang Bang

This book brought my face-to-face with a question I had been asking myself for some time: what if I come across a book that, for one reason or another, I just can’t read? What if a book is so repulsive, …

 

This Week’s Bestsellers

April 3, 2010 | 0 Comments
This Week’s Bestsellers

As I established yesterday, I am pretty far behind where I need to be. Having accomplished nothing of significance yesterday or today (at least as it pertains to this project) I haven’t helped my cause any. Thankfully, the New York …

10MillionWords: March Round-Up

April 2, 2010 | 6 Comments
10MillionWords: March Round-Up

Well, it seems that March has been my busiest month so far, with 14 new books added to the New York Times list of bestsellers over the four weeks. Those books were:

Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt
No Apology by Mitt Romney
Lift …