First Friday Book Synopsis now on YouTube – If you missed our live session, catch up here: Stamped from the Beginning and The Ride of a Lifetime, our July session, now available

The video recording of our July session of the First Friday Book Synopsis is now available on YouTube.  Click here to download the synopsis handout for these two presentations. The two books are: The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger and Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (Each of the two book Read More

Here is the New York Times list of best-selling business books for July, 2020 – Atomic Habits by James Clear is still #1, in Pandemic America

The New York Times has just published its list of best-selling business books for July, 2020.  Again this month during pandemic season, Atomic Habits is #1 on the list. My theory on why this is still #1 is simple:  we are all having to work on ourselves, and this means that we need to get Read More

Download the Synopses Handouts for Friday’s Remote First Friday Book Synopsis – July 3, 2020

Well over 100 people are joining us on our “Remote” First Friday Book Synopsis gatherings. We had participants from all over the country. Please share this word far and wide — all are welcome! July 3, 2020 – Zoom Two Book Synopses: The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger andStamped from the Beginning by Ibram X, Kendi. Read More

This Friday, (July 3) Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi – a few thoughts about informed conversation

THE TITLE STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING comes from a speech that Mississippi senator Jefferson Davis gave on the floor of the US Senate on April 12, 1860. “This Government was not founded by negroes nor for negroes,” but “by white men for white men,” Davis lectured his colleagues. The bill was based on the false Read More

From Karl – My Books: This Month and Last Month – July/June

Here are the newest books that I have read recently: (Note:  The books marked with a (*) are current best-sellers) Current Books (July, 2020) Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace* The Room Where it Happened by John Bolton* My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor Operation: Rescue by Varian Fry You Can’t Hit the Ball with the Bat on Your Shoulder by Barry Bragan —————————————————— Recent Books (June, 2020) Read More