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Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan: Page by Page, Chapter by Chapter Review: Chapter 4 – Tent Rentals

This chapter is the best fiction writing about the dangers of propaganda, brainwashing, censorship, and centralized control. A man wordlessly strangles another in front of a crowd of ten thousand, unable to communicate, unable to object, and unable to think for himself. Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan: Page by Page, Chapter by Chapter Review: Chapter 3, United Hotcake Preferred

Malachi Constant learns that his business is bankrupt, reads a letter from his deceased father written in case this should happen, and signs up to join the Martian Army, which has engineered this situation. The same Martian spies are with Beatrice Rumfoord disguised as business advisers when we see The Whale, rechristened the Rumfoord, take off. Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan: Page by Page, Chapter by Chapter Review: Chapter 2, Cheers in the Wirehouse

Chapter two tees up the emotions and motives of Rumfoord, Beatrice R., and Constant – the changes in their fortunes, their efforts to avoid their fates. Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan: Page by Page, Chapter by Chapter Review: Chapter 1, Between Timid and Timbuktu

Plot Summary and Writing Analysis of Chapter 1, Between Timid and Timbuktu of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1959 Book, “The Sirens of Titan” Continue reading

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Fitness Milestone: Completing Every Peloton 10 Minute Ab Class (262 of 262 as of November 12, 2021)

Peloton has nearly 800 exercise classes focused on abs – check them out. Continue reading

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Cooking BBQ: Rattlesnake Ribs Recipe

Having a great rib recipe is a wonderful way to entertain and share meals together. Continue reading

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Cooking: Porterhouse & T-Bone Steaks Peter Luger Style For 2 – Easy, Fast, Delicious

What’s an easy and fast way to prepare a meal? Try this delicious steak meal for two! A few simple twists make a delicious, filling meal for everyone. Continue reading

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What’s the best way to Learn Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints?

Applying the concepts of The Goal is an effective way to create plans and resolve challenges in many settings – as Goldratt demonstrates in the book. Continue reading

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Better Writing, Better Blogging: From One Hit Wonder to Repeat Readers and Views

I blog because I like writing. I write to practice communicating clearly. In 2013 one single post “An Apology to my European IT Team” accounted for 99% of my traffic, which led me to add a new goal to the … Continue reading

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Cooking BBQ: Sous Vide Ribs, Rattlesnake Ribs

Sous vide ribs are great, but they don’t make for very good left overs. Continue reading

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