book review: “Click: the magic of instant connections”

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Yesterday I finished reading “Click; the magic of instant connections” by; a short book that flows easily. Yet this is the first book I’ve read in awhile where I can’t offer an unqualified recommendation for others to read. The information is valuable and the outline-style illustration format helps the reader keep it organized.   My criticism is […]

book review: notes from “Collapse”

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“Collapse” by Jared Diamond, published in 2005 Diamond was born in 1937. Prof. of Geology at University of CA, Los Angeles three prior books including “Guns, Germs and Steel” Five factors contributing to collapse of societies: Environmental damage Climate change Hostile neighbors Friendly trade partners Society’s response Autocatalytic expansion Thomas Malthus 1798 – population growth outpaces […]

beliefs about government

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We have become so accustomed to government’s procedural difficulties that it is actually newsworthy when the process works as intended. We experienced this last week when our township was presented with a check for $543,500 to fix the road and seawall in front of my house. I had been working on this since 2003 and joined with several neighbors in […]

memory

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"Memory can be a tricky companion at times, especially with the accident, and I would not be too surprised, in spite of our concerted effort toward accuracy, if some factual errors and faulty rememberences are reflected in these pages. They are not intentional." foreward of "The Shack" by William Paul Young