Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest

Just finished reading Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. Took me a while to get into it. It's been in my stack of books next to my bed for a month or more. I was reading a few pages at a time for a couple weeks. But partway through I started having trouble putting it down, and … Continue reading Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest

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Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

"I'm not going to start this right now, because I have to take notes for my assignment so I'll need to get my notebook and pen first, but maybe I'll just glance at the introduction..."33 Pages into the story, I looked up and realized that I would have to re-read that whole beginning, this time … Continue reading Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Driven to Distraction – a book review about ADD and me

I started reading this book because my little Bear has ADHD, and I'm struggling to help him.The book is Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood, by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey. It's mostly by Edward Hallowell, but includes the ideas of Hallowell's mentor, John Ratey. Not that it … Continue reading Driven to Distraction – a book review about ADD and me

Terrorism: the third and (probably) final installment

Terrorism, with or without religion (Part 1)The Psychology of Terrorism (Part 2)~Osama bin Laden was known to continuously step outside his 'small group' to consult theologians; his higher order capacity was very high. However, I think ObL thought of himself as more of an irregular general than as a terrorist. This is important; our own … Continue reading Terrorism: the third and (probably) final installment