Review of “The Deed of Paksenarrion” by Elizabeth Moon

Quite often works of fiction provide a convenient escape from the reality. Traveling the pages of a book takes less money than visiting the real world destinations. For example, climbing imaginary Mount Doom on the pages of “The Lord of the Rings” is definitely safer than going up the real Mount Everest and an affair […]

Review of Mark Knopfler’s “The Ragpicker’s Dream”

Review of the 2002 album “The Ragicker’s Dream” by Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straights fame).

“Primary Elements” By Six Elements: “Intelligent thought-provoking music that feeds your soul…”

Review of the album Primary Elements by Stanley Whitaker and Six Elements.

Review of Roger Hodgson’s “Open the Door”

A Supertramp goes solo. Roger Hodgson’s songs ring with power, emotion, and wisdom; certain things cannot be learned–they simply must be lived.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Book Review – What makes a man decide to “make one heap of all his winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss?” Perhaps we’ll never know the answer to that question, but many men, as well as women, have courageously rushed in where angels fear to tread seemingly all for the thrill of adventure.

Trust Yourself: A Review of “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too… What happens when you start to live as your true self?

Music That Makes Men Think—Think You Can Handle It?

Music Review. “The Friends of Mr. Cairo” by Jon & Vangelis is one of my top albums of all time. I’ve loved it from the first time I heard it, and I experienced an interesting phenomenon—you have a sense you know exactly what the lyrics mean, although you really don’t have a clue, and it doesn’t matter. Serenity drowns out the daily grind, and you flow with music that’s both powerful and soothing.

Review of “The Art of Loving” by Erich Fromm

Book Review.. It is safe to say that, as a human being, you have spent at least some part of your life waiting for, searching for, experiencing, enjoying, and suffering somehow because of love (or the lack of it). Your pursuit of love may have taken place in the context of a family, a relationship with another person, your allegiance to a country, or your understanding of God. For a moment, consider your definition or description of love. How did you know where and how to look for it? How did you know that the love you were searching for would come or had already come to you? Has your concept of love ever disappointed you?

In his book, The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm gives theoretical descriptions and practical applications of love in the widest sense of the word, descriptions and applications that are anything but shallow and trite.

Review of “Man’s Search for Meaning”, by Viktor E. Frankl

Book Review. Have you ever posed the question, “What is your life about?” or “Why are we even here?” to anyone? “Man’s Search for Meaning” is the definitive work on the subject.