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Book Review: Pun-Unciate

I briefly considered spidering the Internet to find the find the wiser man or woman who opined on “the pun” more scathingly than I could do with my eyes clothed. Maybe I don’t know what a pun is; that was considerably closer to a bad joke that ridicules people with lisps. Samuel Clemens was certain there were “three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics”. Until earlier today, I was sure there were only “three types of puns: bad puns, worse puns, and a room that falls silent to the still louder type of silence. A “wah-wah” from a 1960’s BBC comedy.”

Book Review: The Music is Written

Tatiana Pietrzak’s The Music is Written is a riveting compilation of poetry that strives to journey into the world of music, sounds, and rhythm. Pietrzak’s subject selection for her poetry is intriguing because of the dynamic between poetry and music. Throughout the poems in the book, Pietrzak sends one message, loud and clear: the expression of music is beautiful, soothing, and can be found hiding in the unlikeliest of places.

Book Review: He’s the Pen, I’m the Paper

Are you suffering? Do you have more than your share of problems? Big problems? Do you hate your life? Do wish things could be better? Are you searching for answers, but you just don’t know where to turn? Do you feel like you’re all alone with no way out?

Book Review: Hershey’s Mr. Mean Streak

When an Army man cons an old lady out of a 127-million-dollar lottery ticket and moves into a California mansion, he transforms into Mr. Mean Streak. Mr. Mean Streak, John C. Philips-better known as JP, is a lawless family man who perceives himself to be both law and justice.

Book Review: Nouzha Evan’s Children’s Book

Cooper the Compost Worm, the Butterflies are Teasing Me, by Nouzha Evans, is a refreshing children’s book sending a strong message that we all have a purpose in life. This is a must read book it would be an ideal fixture in a variety of settings: homes, pediatric reception rooms, classrooms, libraries, and environmental organizations.

Book Review: The Age of the Customer

Raul Pupo’s America’s Service Meltdown: Restoring Service Excellence in the Age of the Customer is a must-read for business leaders at all levels, for students in business school, academia, and anyone interested in learning more about how to conduct service in this changing economy. Pupo’s reason for writing the book, or the take home message per se, is to alert corporations and the nation that poor service-not just offshore labor rates-are feeding an outsourcing juggernaut that we can’t seem to be able to stop. The sad irony is that the United States, which for all practical purposes invented the service economy, is being “outserviced” by most of the rest of the world

Book Review: Xhosa Tradition

Chuaro Zuzo’s Different is Not Stupid or Ugly is a culture-oriented book that affirms the idea that girls cannot be expected to be good wives without proper training. Zuzo uses crisp sentence structure and a clear story line to go along with a series of helpful illustrations. These stylistic elements lend readability to the work–without the tension of dense, technical writing. Ultimately, this book exposes the reader to South African culture and to the main premise: being different is not being stupid.

Book Review: The Nana And Me Series

The discoveries of Columbus and Vasco de Gama extended the geographical horizon without boundary. Other discoverers followed in the footsteps of Columbus and de Gama, and their discoveries ultimately resulted in man’s conquest of the air, the exploration of the Polar region, and the scaling of soaring mountain-peaks.

Pan Am Flight 103 Air Crash Investigation Conclusions

The Pan Am flight 103 came down at Lockerbie in Scotland on it way from Frankfurt to Detroit via London. Investigations into the disaster took detectives and aviation experts across twenty countries. The death toll according to Pan Am Flight 103 air crash investigation report totaled 270. Of this number, 259 were on-board while 11 died on the ground. Preliminary findings and eventual conclusion pointed at a bomb attack.

How To Break A Spell

It is not normally easy to disentangle yourself from a chain that one is tied with. The situation even becomes more complicated when you are not aware that you are under some external influence that is beyond your control. In order to break a spell therefore, you need to be a little bit cautious. Some wisdom is required to deal with such a situation.