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A Life Decoded

I heard this guy talking on CBC Ideas.  I was fascinated by how much he knew about biology.  Also by how smart he was.  How he was going on about sequencing the DNA of millions of microbes in his boat. … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 books

Pink when you turn out the lights

Alright, well I know that you are suppose to read books of all sorts of genres and not keep reading the same things, but currently my favorite type of books are those of popular psychology and sociology.  These books are … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 books

Bridge Book Review

I’ve cut back on playing bridge very since Aaron was born. I’ve kind of lost interest, and we of course don’t have that much time. I can drive Aaron out to Mom’s and pick him up after but it makes … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 books, bridge

Canadian Exception

I normally hate everything relating to the arts that comes from Canada.  Dr. Joe Schwarcz’s books are an exception.   The first book of his I read was Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs: 67 Digestible Commentaries on the Fascinating … Continue reading

November 16, 2009 books, General, review, skeptical

Book Review

While Shona is reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting, I just finished Richard Dawkin’s The Selfish Gene.  This version of the book has been supplemented with footnotes some of which are over 2 pages long.  That is to be … Continue reading

October 13, 2009 books, General, review, Richard Dawkins

Another Self Deprecating Book

I told myself I wouldn’t read this book, because the ACBL Bulletin gave it a poor review.  I hate how in the Bulletin, they always give everything an A or A- or A+ or A++.  You barely see a B … Continue reading

September 14, 2009 books, bridge, General

Bad Astronomy

One of the books that Shona got me for my birthday was: I have heard Philip Plait speak on talk shows and podcasts and I was expecting great things from this book.  He writes the same way he talks, very … Continue reading

September 12, 2009 astronomy, books, General, skeptical

Book Review

Shona was nice enough to buy me this book from my Amazon wish list.  I heard the guy talking on NPR he sounded really cool, so that is why I asked for this book.  Overall the book was good.  But … Continue reading

September 10, 2009 books, General, npr