Information overload…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon I try to read “outside the box.” Even so, only a handful of the books I read are worth touting to other readers. Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is one of those. The narrator: A fifteen year […]

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Balkan lives…

Infidelities by Josip Novakovich As Serb, Croat, and Bosnian Muslim armies clash in the cities and countryside of the former Yugoslavia, it’s impossible to delineate the home front from the front lines. In “Ribs,” a Croatian widow goes to desperate lengths to keep her son out of the army. A Buddhist soldier in the Bosnian […]

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Darwin’s theory of evolution has never claimed that we were getting better at being humans. It just says that we are getting better at surviving. But we’re still just a moment in the history of the world. How much longer will we survive? We now live in the 21st century. Will we make it to the 51st? And if we want to make surviving worth the effort, we must learn to love and care for each other.

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