To those who would say that we should not subject young people to the horrors of this story, I say “What about the children of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?”
Rescuing Fiction and Non-Fiction | Darius Foroux and his 100 books for you to read.
What I'm going to give you here is not all of Foroux's 100 recommended books (there will be a link to them at the end), only those of the 100 that I have read, and why I think you should, or shouldn't read them. Here's my selection: (1) Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. One of Rome's … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction and Non-Fiction | Darius Foroux and his 100 books for you to read.
Rescuing History | Mexico City and the 1985 Earthquake | the Mole Brigade and the Miracle Babies
Since I started these posts on Mexico, I've been longing to tell this story. At 7:18 am on Sept 19, 1985, Mexico City shook for 3-4 minutes - 412 of its larger buildings completely collapsed and 3,124 were seriously damaged. It was a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, by far the strongest in the region's recorded history. … Continue reading Rescuing History | Mexico City and the 1985 Earthquake | the Mole Brigade and the Miracle Babies
Who is Alan Conrad?
.....in the same way that Eric Blair grew to like being George Orwell, I’ve begun to like being Alan Conrad.
Rescuing Psychology | C. G. Jung (and me) vs the Jungians
The trouble started with a discussion of the word 'numinous'.
Rescuing Fiction | Hemingway’s lost stories | Where are they now?
Do you know the story about Hemingway's lost stories? How his wife Hadley, when he asked her to bring all his manuscript drafts to Trieste where he was reporting on an international conference for the Toronto Star, accidentally lost the suitcase containing them in a railway station? The suitcase was never found. For a long … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction | Hemingway’s lost stories | Where are they now?
Rescuing the Future | Politics and Social Democracy | Tony Judt’s last warning to us
The only thing worse than too much government is too little ...........
Rescuing the Future | Russia vs Ukraine | How Putin’s War will Change the World
Attempting to forecast the Russian economy right now is a bit like taking a snapshot of an egg thrown out a window.
Rescuing Reality | Christmas | Jesus is not the only reason for the season | Why the holiday is for everyone
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've had to read, or listen to someone say to me, or heard on TV/radio that 'Jesus is the reason for the season'. When my daughters were growing up, I encouraged them to appreciate and empathize with Christianity - many of their friends and schoolmates attended … Continue reading Rescuing Reality | Christmas | Jesus is not the only reason for the season | Why the holiday is for everyone