Author Archives: Ron Boothe

About Ron Boothe

I am a retired professor of psychology living in Tacoma Washington USA.

Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up

At our September 2017 meeting we will discuss the following book selected by Burk: Anthony Flaccavento, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change (Culture of the Land), University Press of Kentucky, 2016.

Posted in 2017 Selections, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up | Leave a comment

Trump Supporter Tribalism

Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, 2016. Strangers in Their Own Land was helpful to me in terms of being able to attain a better understanding of the mindset of Trump … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Selections, Strangers in Their Own Land | Tagged , | Leave a comment

June Selection: Strangers in Their Own Land

At our June meeting we will discuss a book selected by Neil Bergeson, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, 2016.  

Posted in 2017 Selections, Strangers in Their Own Land | Leave a comment

Reading Einstein’s Own Words

For our March book discussion we read Einstein’s Ideas and Opinions.1  I had previously read two biographies about Einstein2,3 as well as books by Christopher Potter4 and Amanda Gefter5 that include extensive discussions of modern developments of some of Einstein’s theoretical … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Selections, Albert Einstein's Ideas and Opinions | Leave a comment

Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish

At our April meeting we will discuss a book selected by me (Ron Boothe): Atticus Lish, Preparation for the Next Life. Originally published in hardback by Oneworld Publications, 2014. Tyrant Books Paperback Second Edition (November 3, 2015) This book won … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Selections, Preparation for the Next Life | 2 Comments

March Selection: Albert Einstein’s Ideas and Opinions

At our March meeting we will discuss a book suggested by Mark Jensen: Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions, Originally published in 1954 by Crown Publishers, Inc. Based on Mein Weltbild, Edited by Carl Seelig, and other sources. Modern Library Edition … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Selections, Albert Einstein's Ideas and Opinions | Leave a comment

February Selection: Carl Schorske’s Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

  At our February meeting we will discuss the following book selected by Bill Hagens: Carl Schorske, Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture (1980) Knopf Available on Kindle and from various used book sources, as low as $0.98.   Bill provides … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Selections, Fin-de-Siècle Vienna | 4 Comments

December Selection: Killing the Host by Michael Hudson

At our December 2016 meeting we will discuss the following selection suggested by Stirling Smith: Michael Hudson, Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy, 2015.

Posted in 2016 Selections, Killing the Host | Leave a comment

Tristram’s Dear Dear Jenny

Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, originally published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next seven years. In previous comments I posted about Tristram Shandy, I described … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Selections, Tristram Shandy | Leave a comment

November Selection: Electric City (2014)

At our November meeting we will discuss a book selected by Burk, Elizabeth Rosner, Electric City: A Novel (2014). Burk provides the following pre-discussion information about his selection: —————————————— —————————————— Greetings: I believe chance has a lot to do with … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Selections, Electric City | Leave a comment