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Depression – A New Look

I don’t think it’s necessary here to outline the effects that depression on individuals or on society. Loss of productivity, the ability to work, or even life itself are all too often the outcomes of this common disease. There are … Continue reading

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Grammar police

It can be very off putting to try and read something and find that the grammar and spelling are so awful the errors detract from your ability to understand the point. However, being over critical is not always the best … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Abuse

The hugely popular books 50 Shades of Grey and the sequals Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed were huge international best sellers with over 70 million copies sold worldwide, and set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time, surpassing … Continue reading

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A Sad Day in Literature

The world is losing one of the 20th century’s great authors.  Gabriel Garcia Márquez has retired from writing at the age of 85 due to the effects of dementia. Jaime García Márquez told students in Cartagena, Colombia, that his older brother, … Continue reading

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More on Cannibalistic Medicine

I have had a couple of posts on the use of body parts in medicine. The first last fall, was about the use of placenta in post-partum women. The other, just a couple of days ago, focused on the Korean … Continue reading

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I Love the Smell of Old Books in the Morning

I have just returned from visiting my son, his girlfriend, and my future grandchild in Prague. My girlfriend and I rented a car and did some touring, and one of the places we visited was the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, … Continue reading

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The Internet’s Least Helpful Reviews

We all read reviews of books, movies, music, travel destinations, restaurants, or most anything else we want to spend our hard earned money on. Now, someone has been accumulating some of the absolute least helpful reviews from around the web. … Continue reading

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Post-industrial Detroit

Detroit has fallen on hard times over the past number of years. According to the 2010 census, population has decreased from a 1950 high of 1.8 million. The statistics show that the Motor City’s population fell to 713,777 in 2010, … Continue reading

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That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore

The zombie apocalypse is coming and your children need to be prepared. Matt Mogk, founder of the Zombie Research Society, wrote a delightful children’s book called That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore. It teaches children how to recognize a zombie outbreak … Continue reading

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Violent Muslims in Canada

Every once in a while, religious intolerance rears its ugly head here in Canada. This time it is against a  young self-published author from Oakville, Ontario. Paris Dipersico author of Wake Up Call, wrote his own book promo. “I’m Paris Dipersico … Continue reading

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