April 2015 archive

Apr 26

One of the Most Powerful Books Written

In Brief—A review of Åsne Seierstad’s powerfully written book “One of Us.” Read it and weep. I did. ——————————————————————————————————————— Death and Destruction— “One of Us” is the most powerful book I’ve ever read. Written by the talented Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad, it’s the harrowing chronicle of the life and horrific deed of Anders Breivik who …

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Apr 19

The Hell of Solitary Confinement

In Brief—A discussion of the institution of solitary confinement and its affect on inmates, both juveniles and adults, who are subjected to this form of torture as punishment for often minor infractions of the rules. —————————————————————— Brain-damaging Torture— It’s dark and it’s cramped. After the occasional switchings, the spankings and the belt, there was also …

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Apr 12

Let a Spark Start a Fire

In Brief—The act of doing a good deed without the expectation of praise or payment can change another person or the world for the better. It makes no difference whether the gift is small or large, monetary or intellectual, simply the act of giving freely is one of the greatest forces on Earth. Make it …

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Apr 05

My Years in Purgatory, Part 4

In Brief— At the suggestion of a reader, Bay provides an abbreviated glimpse at the corporate politics he encountered in his years at Fox Broadcasting Company. Originally, three parts were planned, but this Part 4 will extend the franchise. No further parts are contemplated at this time. But you never know. ——————————————————————————————————————— FLASH! EXTRA!  BE …

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