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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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Indiana Jones Books

Indiana Jones Books In 1991, I discovered a new series of books that expanded upon the universe created in the three original Indiana Jones movies. Author Rob McGregor, who had written the novelization of The Last Crusade, returned to write … Continue reading

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All In The Playing

All In The Playing My first memory of Shirley MacLaine is watching a bit of her made for TV movie Out On A Limb. My mother had read some of her books, but I was too young to read them … Continue reading

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Lust in Translation

Lust in Translation   Lust in Translation: Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee by Pamela Drukerman came out in 2008.  Former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal now living in Paris, Druckerman offers an anecdotal exploration of the international etiquette … 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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Peru Trip

THE PERU TRIP May 2001 This is a general-catch-all letter to everyone about my 2001 trip to Peru.  Hope that this can give you a good idea what I experienced.  I know that is hard to visualize if you haven’t … Continue reading

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Peak Season

October 7, 2010 Peak Season   Peak season.  It is peak season for the autumn leaves and the perfect time to explore the mountains. We left for the mountains about 11:30am.  We all piled in the suburban, cooler in tow … Continue reading

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