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Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, 2012 The book applies insights from institutional economics, development economics and economic history to understand why nations develop differently, with some succeeding in the … Continue reading

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Star Wars The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015 Force Awakens Star Wars The Next Generation. I mean Star Wars The Force Awakens opened yesterday. Easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year—perhaps even the past few years. The mystery surrounding the plot was … Continue reading

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Yoga

Yoga I had read about Yoga in the late 80s and early 90s when it became popular, but I lived in a small town that was always behind the times, so there was never a class close by I could … Continue reading

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The Two Towers

The Two Towers Sometimes a moment will be crystallized in time. Occasionally when I read a book, the memory of where and when I first read it will stick with me. Such is the case for The Two Towers. I … Continue reading

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Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts Lena Olin is a Swedish actress who might be best known for playing Sydney Bristow’s scheming mother. Before she was a super-spy, she stared in The Unbearable Lightness of Being with Juliette Binoche back in 1988. She was … Continue reading

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Rapture

Last night Jason and I decided to go to a club here in Greensboro. I had rested all day and had enough energy to go and I’m glad we did.  We went to a club called Enigma, but all they … Continue reading

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19th Century Women Writers

   19th Century Women Writers When I began the project of putting together a syllabus for a class I found that there were a number of excellent anthologies out there that dealt with Nineteenth Century women writers and poets, but … Continue reading

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