Author Archives: Ron Boothe
Our East Coast Member, Burk Ketcham, sent his reactions to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn via email, and I attach his comments here: Just finished A Tree… and enjoyed the story. Both my parents and Helen’s parents grew up in … Continue reading
In February we will discuss a book selected by Bill Hagens. Bill provides the following information about his selection: TRMBC February Book 2021 Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett, Little, Brown 2016) “… quiet and compassionate saga of a … Continue reading
To start the new year we will be discussing a book selected by me, Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, originally published by Harper in 1943. So why did I choose this book? What follows are a few comments … Continue reading
Derek Bickerton, Adam’s Tongue: How Humans Made Language, How Language Made Humans, 2009. All page numbers in this commentary come from the Kindle edition. Just-So Stories As he admits at several locations in the book, Bickerton’s theory of language origins … Continue reading
Our December book selection comes from member David Gilmour, Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. Norton, 2019.
At our November meeting we will discuss a selection recommended by Jim Clifford, Derek Bickerton, Adam’s Tongue: How Humans Made Language, How Language Made Humans, Hill and Wang; 1st Edition (March 17, 2009).
Burk sent in the following commentary via email and I am posting it for him here: ——————————————————————— “On Liberty” By John Stuart Mill – September 2020 To fellow members of the Tacoma Retired Men’s Book Club: I have just plowed … Continue reading
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, a philosophical essay published in 1859. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy asserts that John Stuart Mill was the most influential English language philosopher of the nineteenth century. He was a child prodigy, started reading Greek … Continue reading
At our September 2020 meeting we will discuss a book suggested by Mark Jensen: John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, a philosophical essay published in 1859.