Posts tagged: Book Review



Freakonomics

The book is not new. But certainly worth a review. ‘Freakonomics', written by ‘the two Stevens', i.e. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, is indeed a freakish book. Some of their conclusions may still be wrong, but too near the truth for comfort anyway. For instance, they conclude that the ...

Book Review: Out of Grief to Hope and Joy

Prognosticators claim that in life only two things are certain: Taxes and death. It’s the death of a loved one though—and particularly a spouse or life partner—that sends most folks reeling into mental, emotional, and sometimes physically challenging downward spirals of “how can I make it through ...

Journal of a lady of quality

In de hoogtijdagen van Sint Eustatius, toen het eiland een centrum van de handel tussen Europa en de West was, doet een “lady of quality” verslag van hoe het eiland eruit zag. Wat wij nu “lower town” noemen, was helemaal volgebouwd en daar kon je als particuliere reiziger heel goedkoop de mooiste ...

Mirrors of Time; Book Review by Caritas Puella

Psychiatry probably is the least “scientific” of the medical arts.  Much of what psychiatrists do cannot meet the medical criteria, i.e., put under a microscope, dissected, or replicated in double blind studies.  But still the practice continues growing into a more humane discipline and away from ...

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