Category Archives: 2010 Selections

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the Universe: Musings Inspired by Potter’s “You Are Here”

Christopher Potter, You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe, Harper, 2009 The title of this book, You Are Here, is derived from a common childhood activity of trying to write out one’s complete address: Planet Earth, The Solar … Continue reading

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Christopher Potter, You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe, Harper, 2009.

During our December, 2010 meeting we will be discussing the following book selected by Ron Boothe: Christopher Potter, You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe,  Harper, 2009.

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Robert Parry, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, The Press & Project Truth, 1999.

At our November meeting we discussed the following book selected by Stirling Smith: Robert Parry, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & Project Truth, The Media Consortium, Arlington Virginia, 1999.

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Daniel Gardner, The Science of Fear, Penguin Group, 2009 (paperback edition).

I was introduced to this book by one of my students. Even though officially retired, I continue to teach Introductory Psychology part time. When I covered the section on Emotions last term, one of my students came up to me … Continue reading

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October 2010 Selection: The Anthologist

At our October 7 meeting we discussed the following book selected by Ron Powers: Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist, Simon & Schuster, 2010. Ron provides the following information about his selection: My choice for our book club read is “The Anthologist,” … Continue reading

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Frans de Waal, The Age of Empathy, Harmony Books, 2009.

This is not an official discussion selection for our book club, but it was written by my former colleague at Emory, Frans de Waal, and I think the book might be of interest to some of our book club members.  … Continue reading

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June 2010 Selection: Confederates In the Attic

At our June 2010 meeting, we will be discussing the following book selected by Jim Almy: Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic, Vintage (paperback addition), 1999. Here is a summary provided by Jim: Why has little changed in those parts … Continue reading

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“The Away Place”

On Tuesday, April 20th, 7:00pm, Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, proudly presents “The Away Place” author Ruth Tiger. The local author will be accompanied by an autistic syndrome young man, while sharing personal experiences and her book, as … Continue reading

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LEARNING ABOUT DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION – The Away Place by Ruth Tiger

LEARNING ABOUT DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION – The Away Place by Ruth Tiger I just wanted to give my perspective on deinstitutionalization. In the mid-80s, about a decade later than time The Away Place was describing, I volunteered in a homeless shelter in … Continue reading

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