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The Way Things Were
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Book Review: The Way Things Were

The author is fascinated by language to the point where his characters speak in fully formed philosophical paragraphs. What Aatish Taseer has accomplished with great elegance, is to deliver a novel of ideas in teh guise of a human story. The Ways Things Were opens with the death of Toby, […]

Book Review: There was and there was not
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Book Review: There was and there was not

The author grew up in the U.S.A, but her family ensured that she never forgot her roots of Armenian heritage. California is home to thousands of Armenians from any Middle Eastern and other countries, this being the result of the genocide of 1915 perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire’s elite ministers, […]

Book Review: The Myths of Safe Pesticides
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Book Review: The Myths of Safe Pesticides

Chemical-based conventional agriculture proponents claim that the synthesized concoctions sold as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are safe, if and when used as directed. This is a myth, as most, if not all of these chemical concoctions have not been thoroughly field-tested by independent scientists. Government agencies in charge rely mostly […]

Book Review: A thousand miles to freedom
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Book Review: A thousand miles to freedom

The author was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive, oppressive, and impenetrable countries on the modern world. As a child, she loved her native country; She had no exposure to other cultures or countries. She simply believed the lies she was fed by the regime. When she […]

Book Review: Reflections on the Ring Road Iceland
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Book Review: Reflections on the Ring Road Iceland

Reflections on the Ring Road Iceland Photography by George Fischer, Sean Fisher, Jon Gauti Jonsson Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, Nova Scotia 304 pages, $ 39.95 Iceland in the northern Atlantic Ocean is a beautiful and unique county that was settled in 874 A.D by Norwegians. The island was ruled by Norway […]

Book Review: The Sage Returns
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Book Review: The Sage Returns

Confucius ( 551 – 479 B.C) was a statesman who advocated governmental transparency, morality, accountability and correctness of social relationships. He was a teacher, humanitarian, and editor of several books. He has written several books but his most enduring is titled Analects. It was compiled by his disciples’ years after […]

Book Review: Down to Earth
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Book Review: Down to Earth

Sustainability in viticulture has become an important aspect in wine making, especially in California, the biggest producer in the U.S.A. Explaining a concept that,to some, can be difficult to grasp, Down To Earth speaks to the novice wine consumer about the meaning of sustainability with thoughtful language and beautiful photography. […]