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Song of the Azalea

March 26th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Joanne announced her book Song of the Azalea: Memoir of a Chinese Son by Kenneth Ore with Joann Yu now available for pre-order at Amazon.ca. In 1917, Ore’s mother was sold to a wealthy Chinese businessman by her opium-addicted father. Rather than becoming a concubine, she was educated as a doctor and assigned to the [...]

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The intoxicating mid-life transformation of Malcolm Gladwell

March 13th, 2005 · No Comments

Monday night I wasn’t able to attend Malcolm Gladwell’s reading at Eagle Harbor Bookstore on Bainbridge Island, but Chris Holmes provided a number of posts and pictures for others to enjoy. My apologies for my delay: Chris posted his reports that same night. I had heard beforehand that it might be crowded . Malcolm Gladwell [...]

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When Jesus Came to Harvard by Harvey Cox

March 9th, 2005 · 2 Comments

I found myself caught up in these swirling currents in the early 1980s when the faculty of Harvard College asked me to teach a course on Jesus in the newly introduced Moral Reasoning division of the undergraduate curriculum. The faculty had created this program after deciding that the university could no longer ignore a growing [...]

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Blink and you’ll miss it: celebrities on Bainbridge

March 5th, 2005 · 1 Comment

oops! – I failed to post this in time for the reception Friday night. My apologies. Josie Gray’s paintings will be at gallery Fraga until March 26. _________________ Call it a benefit of blogging: the other day I received a postcard announcing a new show at Bainbridge Island’s gallery Fraga by Josie Gray with an [...]

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More thoughts on The Wisdom of Crowds

February 6th, 2005 · 1 Comment

I failed to mention in my previous review that the reason I read James Surowiecki’s book was the simple fact that it was lying in Ted’s office. He is the one who ordered it from the library, and now he has posted his review. Ted and I have had a few conversations about the book. [...]

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