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Liars, Drinkers And Eternal Optimists: Books I Read In April

Oh, hello. I didn’t see you come in. Intellectual Dachshund and I were just about to review some of the books I read in April. Won’t you stay and join us? You will? Fantastic! Isn’t that right Intellectual Dachshund? Aah my erudite little creature. So pithy! So delightful! Now, let’s get started, shall we? Everything … Continue reading

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Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking

Do you often let calls go through to voicemail? Enjoy one-on-one conversations as opposed to group activities? Dislike conflict? Prefer working alone rather than in a team?  If you answered yes to the majority of these questions, then you my friend, are probably an introvert. The good news is, you’re not alone. According to Susan Cain, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ham On Rye By Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was one angry man. ….Or should I say, Henry Chinaski, Bukowkski’s thinly veiled aler-ego in the novel Ham on Rye. In this semi-autobiographical take on Bukowksi’s own life, Ham on Rye follows Chinaski through his childhood and adolescence, first in Germany, and then in depression-era Los Angeles. To say life wasn’t easy for the young … Continue reading