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A Very Strange Book

Have any of you read James Q. Whitman’s The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War? As Whitman’s book is no bestseller and my blog no mega popular web spot, I realize the chances … Continue reading

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Reading About Sex

The book I’m reading is Under Household Government: Sex and Family in Puritan Massachusetts by M. Michelle Jarrett Morris. M. Morris describes her book in this way, “this is a story about families and family life in late seventeenth-century Massachusetts. The families in … Continue reading

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Readers & Bloggers

Almost all blogs that I chance upon who happen to touch on the topic mention how much the bloggers enjoy writing because of the interactions their blogs allow them to have with their readers. This got me to thinking. How … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Write when You Don’t Read.

I had an epiphany this morning. It’s really hard to find something to write about when you don’t read. For some inexplicable reason, which may be no reason at all, I haven’t picked up a book to read in a … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Steal a Bicycle

The (roughly) 13 ways that you can steal a bicycle are Larceny: stealing by stealth, e.g. I swipe your bicycle from your front porch Robbery: stealing by force, e.g. I swipe your bicycle after knocking you on the head False … Continue reading

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Meeting An Author

Stuart Banner’s American Property: A History of How, Why, and What We Own is a special book I’m reading. I’m now not going to even pause for you to ask why it’s special (mostly because I suspect that you weren’t … Continue reading

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When Leisure Reading is not Leisurely

I race through books. I race through writing blogs. Sometimes. A lot of those times these books are leisure readings. All of those times, the blog posts are voluntary. Yet goals are set. Finish Chapter 3 by tonight! (Self) Pressure … Continue reading

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