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 solamen miseris socios habuisse doláis   (misery loves company)  Mephistopheles in Christopher...

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Behind the Locked Door
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New Book Review for Behind The Locked Door

New Book Review for Behind The Locked Door

 We are delighted to have received a new book review from Feathered Quill Book Reviews.  Read below. Behind the Locked DoorBy: David Herstle JonesPublisher: Think in the MorningPublication Date: December 2019ISBN: 978-0-578-58955-8Reviewed by: Amy LignorReview Date:...

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Autarky

Autarky

 Autarky is the characteristic of self-sufficiency; the term usually applies to political states, societies or to their economic systems. Autarky exists whenever an entity survives or continues its activities without external assistance or international trade. ...

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PANIC

PANIC

 Here we are again in a panic.  The financial markets are reeling in response to the coronavirus, oil market disruptions and not least because stock prices were historically high relative to fundamentals.  Near zero interest rates give the FED little room to...

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Mezcalifornia

Mezcalifornia

  The State of California used to be the state of Alta California as part of Nueva España and later Mexico. Many Mexicans stayed here – as the saying goes, ‘the border moved, not me’ – and as we’re all very aware it’s a space of intersecting and overlapping,...

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All Reviews For Behind The Locked Door

All Reviews For Behind The Locked Door

 Reader Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads for Behind The Locked Door by David Herstle JonesBehind the Locked Door is an homage to Mr. Jones's childhood brother and the culture he lived through in the 50's and 60's when we were on the verge of moving from killing those...

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Crossing Borders: Paul Theroux and Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Crossing Borders: Paul Theroux and Stephanie Elizondo Griest

  The border means more than a customs house, a passport officer, a man with a gun.  Over there everything is going to be different; life is never going to be quite the same again after your passport has been stamped and you find yourself speechless among the...

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The Oscars

The Oscars

 The 92nd Oscars® will be held tonight (February 9th) at 5 p.m. and aired on ABC.  Why does it matter?  For me, it’s personal.  My great uncle, Lewis R. Foster, won an Oscar in 1939 for the best original story, The Gentleman From Montana.  His story, unpublished,...

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Behind The Locked Door – Final Excerpt

Behind The Locked Door – Final Excerpt

 The book is for sale at my Mendocino office (45051 Ukiah Street, above Mendocino Market), on the Think in the Morning website via PayPal, at Gallery Books and The Book Loft in Mendocino, and at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online outlets including in Ebook...

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Behind The Locked Door – Excerpt 3

Behind The Locked Door – Excerpt 3

 The book is for sale at my Mendocino office (45051 Ukiah Street, above Mendocino Market), on the Think in the Morning website via PayPal, at Gallery Books and The Book Loft in Mendocino, and at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online outlets. This is the third of...

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Civility

Civility

 “If you can’t disagree ardently with your colleagues about some issues of law and yet personally still be friends, get another job, for Pete’s sake,” Scalia once said of his friendships with colleagues.    Former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia quoted in: 9...

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Behind The Locked Door – Excerpt 2

Behind The Locked Door – Excerpt 2

 For Plato the only reality was the universe of ideas.  Thus, the material world was but a distant reminiscence.  In the history of art, the references to this “non-being” are continuous.  They emerge, as in Plato’s parable, from the shadows of the underworld.  These...

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Behind The Locked Door – Excerpt 1

Behind The Locked Door – Excerpt 1

 The book is for sale at my Mendocino office (45051 Ukiah Street, above Mendocino Market), on the Think in the Morning website via PayPal, at Gallery Books and The Book Loft in Mendocino, and at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online outlets.This is the first of...

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