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A Review of ‘The Pickup’ by Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Pulitzer Prize and the Booker Prize.   This book has been recommended for discussion by the Great Books Foundation, who have published a free discussion guide.   Nadine Gordimer is a … Continue reading

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Perfectionists and Triathlon

Here’s a quote from a book I just finished reading called "The Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training."  Now before you say that anyone who reads a book like that has to be an exemplar for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, let me … Continue reading

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“Dreaming in Code” Book Review

Ultimately I found this book inconclusive, frustrating, with too many words.  And I guess that is a fair reflection of the project that it sets out to document.  The ‘Chandler’ open source project started in 2003, and still hasn’t hit … Continue reading

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