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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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Heavenly Fire

Heavenly Fire “He performs great signs so that even he makes the fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.” comes from Revelations 13:13. I quote this verse because it relates to to the … Continue reading

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Finding Oz

Finding Oz Finding Oz: How L Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story by Evan J Schwartz came out in 2009.  A groundbreaking new look at a cultural icon—THE WIZARD OF OZ.  Schwartz reveals how Baum’s early interest in theatre, … Continue reading

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Bushido

August 23, 2008 Bushido      There are 7 principles the Samurai lived by: Gi, Yu, Jin, Rei, Makoto, Melyo and Chugo.  That means Courtesy, Honesty, Honor, Devotion, Courage and Love.  That is called Bushido. Gi=The Right Decision, the Right Attitude … Continue reading

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Women in Literature and Society

December 7, 2011 Women Women’s Studies and Women’s History takes center stage this week, mostly in my reading, but also in my life. First, I read The Queen of Water by Laura Rasua and Maria Virginia Farinango.  It is the … Continue reading

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