Teak Bookends

I will read anything that is well written enough to waste precious life time on. I tend to prefer Science-Fiction/Fantasy, History (Asia, all of it), philosophy (by anyone intelligent enough to be considered a thinker), and anything that might help me further cultivate my mind and provide me with a good laugh.
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January 2014
25
reviewed: Dated, Still Relevant
The last great finical debacle, the one in 2007, is still affecting people the world over, but the affect is still heavy in A...
Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered - E.F. Schumacher
January 2014
20
reviewed: Devil Dogs in Space
I read a little awhile go a blog by an author of science-fiction that called for a return to hard science-fiction. They wante...
Semper Mars - Ian Douglas
January 2014
12
reviewed: Sagely Perspectives
During my time at KU I took a class on Confucius (from here on, Kongzi). While it’s focus was the great sage’s teachings, it ...
Lives of Confucius: Civilization's Greatest Sage Through the Ages - Michael Nylan, Thomas Wilson
December 2013
09
reviewed: Funny is Hard on Paper
A co-worker of mine was taking out things in his locker, preparing to go home for the day. He placed many of his things on th...
Bossypants - Tina Fey
reviewed: Action Fantasy ( A review for all four books)
In today’s world of speculative fiction there are several different genres of fantasy. Though I can remember the days when th...
The Briar King  - Greg Keyes
December 2013
02
text: When I Was Young I Had a Tiger
Back in the 80’s, when I was a kid, I loved the Sunday comics. They were funnier then. I liked Garfield, he was funnier then ...
November 2013
20
read and rated
reviewed: A Species Divided Will Not Stand
“Decades from now, people will look back and wonder how societies could have acquiesced in a sex slave trade in the twenty-fi...
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
November 2013
18
reviewed: Ishmael He is Not
When I read Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael I was given a clear view of the importance of human beings reconnecting with the idea that...
The Story of B: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit - Daniel Quinn
October 2013
22
text: Diversity in Speculative Fiction: Is Required without Social Politics
Ever since my mother read The Hobbit to me as a bedtime story I thought about writing my own fantasy novel. As the years went...
October 2013
15
text: I Never Played D&D
I have been a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory for awhile now and recently was working my way through the sixth season in prep...
October 2013
08
reviewed: Fantasy Noir
I like dark fantasy and I can not lie. You other readers out there might deny the lure of a good dark fantasy but for many th...
September 2013
30
reviewed: When Standing Alone Matters
I have lived my life always being an outsider. I don’t mean that I am hated, or unaccepted by people, but never quite fitting...
September 2013
18
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reviewed: There is a Reason
Ever since I was young I was curious about what made people do what they did. I wanted to know why people thought the way the...