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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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Literature As Exploration

Literature as Exploration Louise M Rosenblatt 1965 Reprint 1995 Schools and Colleges are there to teach students about themselves and humankind. As students, we try to understand the psychology of the characters we read about. We try to figure out … Continue reading

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Journal, Diary and Memoir

May 7, 2015 Journal Is what I write considered a diary, a journal or a memoir? I pondered this question as I finished edits on Mono No Aware and continued typing up entries for Wings of Desire. I posed this … Continue reading

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The Things That Matter

The Things That Matter The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say about the Stages of Life by Edward Mendelson came out in 2006. Novels, Edward Mendelson writes, should be interpreted and understood from a personal point … Continue reading

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The Seven Levels of Love

The Seven Levels of Love   Love is love ultimately.  It is pure divine energy.  The problem is that our relationships often don’t last long enough to experience love in its purest states.  There is a debate on whether love … Continue reading

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