Archive for November, 2006

November 29th, 2006 by alephnaught

More Space: Nine Antidotes To Complacency In Business

Title: More Space: Nine Antidotes To Complacency In Business Edited by: Todd Sattersten Paperback: 152 pages Publisher: Astronaut Projects (October 25, 2005) ISBN: 097700483X This book was another free one from inBubbleWrap.com . This is a collection of nine stories by different authors having to do with complacency. I found the book somewhat lacking – […]

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November 26th, 2006 by alephnaught

The Story of Writing

Title: The Story of Writing Author: Andrew Robinson Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Thames & Hudson; New Ed edition (September 1, 1999) ISBN: 0500281564 I bought this book a year or so ago at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. I’ve always been interested in language, especially since I don’t seem able to learn much […]

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November 26th, 2006 by alephnaught

Live At KEXP Volume 2

I heard about the CD “Live At KEXP Volume 2” on Sound Opinions (a weeklypublic radio show that features interesting new music and interviews and performances in their studio). Its pretty good – you can find it at http://www.kexp.org . Translate

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November 26th, 2006 by alephnaught

Sapori Trattoria

Sapori Trattoria is on Halsted just south of Diversey. Its a small Italian restaurant with a reasonably diverse menu and a pretty good wine list. I had the squash soup and the ossabucco on lasagna – the food was really good but the service was terrible. I think something was wrong in the kitchen because […]

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November 14th, 2006 by alephnaught

Sarah: Women of Genesis

Title: Sarah: Women of Genesis Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Forge Books; 1st Forge Ed edition (August 30, 2001) ISBN: 0765341174 I enjoyed this book a lot. Its very much fiction – as Card writes in the end notes, the Torah includes little detail and so any undertaking like this […]

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November 14th, 2006 by alephnaught

Election day is over!

Well, I voted again: I’m glad I did, I vote in every election. But what an election…. The ads on TV were nasty this year, and they were almost continuous. What is our country coming to…. Translate

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November 4th, 2006 by alephnaught

The Red Tent

Title: The Red Tent Author: Anita Diamant Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Picador; 1st Picador USA Pbk. Ed edition (September 15, 1998) ISBN: 0312195516 This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Its a novel based upon the short section of the Torah describing the life of Dinah, daughter of Leah […]

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