Graduation Day has finally arrived. A chapter in your life has ended. Now it’s time for a new adventure, hopefully bigger and better. Just make sure that you don’t wish your life away.
Our random lives
Life is constructed of a random series of experiences based, more or less, on luck. This is the basic summation of Leonard Mlodinow’s The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randonmess Rules Our Lives.
Our random lives
Life is constructed of a random series of experiences based, more or less, on luck. This is the basic summation of Leonard Mlodinow’s The Drunkward’s Walk: How Randonmess Rules Our Lives.
From China, with love
Lijia Zhang’s Socialism Is Great, a facetiously named memoir of the author’s life in communist China, makes readers thankful for democracy. The book begins by describing China as becoming increasingly important to our global economy as their number of exports continues to grow in their move away from communism toward capitalism.
Boston soda party
Millions of Americans lack health insurance. Millions of other Americans have such bad insurance plans that they still can’t afford to go to the doctor’s office.
An old-fashioned ghost story
In the vein of Henry James, Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger is a story that leaves readers wondering whether it is a ghost story or an account of psychological breakdown. The Little Stranger is different from the British author’s earlier works in a few respects.
Dollhouse saved for season two, barely
On Monday FOX decided the fate of Dollhouse. Like Chuck, it barely missed the cutting block. Fans shouldn’t have to worry and stress whether or not quality shows will be canceled simply because FOX relies too heavily on ratings rather than a more accurate number of viewers.
Education, not corrections
What’s more important: education or corrections? Oregon seems to think that corrections are more important than education.
Recently released in paperback, local author Ursula K. Le Guin’s Lavinia was named by The Oregonian as one of the Top 10 Northwest Books. As always, Le Guin deserves the praise.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is an enjoyable book. Zombies are fun to read about. So putting them together should make an interesting, exciting read, right? Wrong.
Renaming 39th Avenue Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard would cost Portland $86,000, reported The Oregonian last week. Meanwhile, the state is billions of dollars in the hole. Education and other government services are being cut to compensate for the deficit.