A Porn Addiction that started with a Kiss

Porn addiction? No not me, but rather somebody else. Before we get into it, there is one other word needed here to set a bit of context. That word is “Astroturfing”. That’s because this is the rather astonishing reveal behind this story. The word “Grassroots”, as in the term a “Grassroots Campaign” refers to real … Read more

Bible banned from Utah School Libraries

The Bible has been banned. You can say it in many ways, for example you could use just one word, “Karma”, or even use a bible verse “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap“. However you say it, there is no denying that this is indeed a truly delicious dish that has now … Read more

How can you get around Book Censorship?

Banning and perhaps even burning books has been a popular pastime for some. I can only wonder if those motivated to embark upon this path have ever actually read Ray Bradbury‘s dystopian “Fahrenheit 451“. For those unfamiliar with that, it is a 1953 book about a future American society in which all books have been … Read more

Nobel 2018 & 2019 – Literature

Nobel 2018 & 2019 - Literature

Beyond the immediate news of who won the Literature award and why, there is also another question. What the heck happened in 2018 and why are they only now announcing the 2018 winner along with the 2019 winner? It is all a very sordid tale, a drama that includes sexual assault, and rape. One wonders … Read more

Should you Trust the Wisdom of Malcolm Gladwell?

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has a new book coming out this month (Sept 2019 – Talking to Strangers). If you are not familiar with who he is or his books, then perhaps a quick summary is appropriate. If you are also into behavioral economics, then the news of yet another of his books just might be motivating … Read more