Monday, April 16, 2018
He analyzes what he calls the Hypocritical, Not Hypocratic Oath that he sees these people take that end up hurting those they are meaning to help. He talks about the case of ...Freddie Gray and how it represents the movement. Starkes takes particular issue with The Congressional Black Caucus and how politicians often don't actually have their constituents' best interest in mind. The final chapter Land of the Brave, Home of the Offended ties it all together.
Starkes uses statistics, reports, and history to support his point of view on these many topics. There is a bibliography in the back for those who would like to research further. I enjoyed reading this person's point of view, and would read more books by this author.
Books by the Author:
The Un-Civil War: BLACKS vs NIGGERS: Confronting the Subculture Within the African-American Community
Friday, April 13, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
Jake is an every day man that many readers can relate to with his hum-drum life. The opportunity to become a hero is a goal that many people aspire to complete. During Jake's journey through the past, he must live an every day life and find creative ways to keep himself afloat financially, while also setting up what he needs to complete his mission. The challenge of keeping a hidden life causes stress and confusion with colleagues and loved ones. The unexpected outcome when he achieves several of his goals during his journeys are fascinating.
This was very different from many of King's works, and I enjoyed it a lot. I'd recommend it for those who enjoy time-travel stories and anybody looking for something different.
Friday, April 6, 2018
I listened to the audiobook version of this book before taking a look at the hardcopy. The narrator of the audiobook version did a great job of changing voices between Elliot and his companion. The way the narrator breaks to explain the illustrations and how she explains them is well-done, as well. For those who enjoy the Mr. Robot television series, it might be a novelty to see a hardcopy of Elliot's journal from Season 2. Otherwise it doesn't add any insight into Elliot, any of the other characters, or the plot.
Mr. Robot - Season 1
Mr. Robot - Season 2
Monday, April 2, 2018
Ultimately I still don't understand the appeal of this piece, but I know that many of the people I know found it inspirational and useful for their lives. In that manner it remains on my recommended reading list, when people are lost and seeking a new way.
The Ant God - Kelton Drew Earl
Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Friday, March 30, 2018
At first this system seemed complicated, but after initially charting ones seven phases it's a matter of memorizing the periods of time and their meanings. Actually dissecting the periods can be a bit tricky, but I found an app that will do the division for you if you give it your birthdate. This is an interesting system, but in the end I felt like it was like many other astrological divination systems; although, a bit more useful since it gives guidance for what types of life goals to work on during each phase.
Monday, March 26, 2018
More by the Author:
The Secret Teachings of All the Ages
Lectures on Ancient Philosophy