2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!

I had heard tales of legendary physicist Richard Feynman: the carousing, the womanizing, the crazy pranks. The frequent trips to Las Vegas, where I imagined the craps tables were no match for the genius who helped build the first atomic bomb. So naturally I was interested in Feynman’s autobiography; I wanted to get the inside scoop on all these shenanigans. More …

2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – The Four Loves

This just in: C.S. Lewis is the man. The Four Loves is Lewis’ treatise on four categories of love: affection, friendship, eros (wink, wink), and charity. It is, for Lewis, typically insightful, typically profound, and typically compelling. It’s a short book, but dense. And like I tend to do with Lewis books, I marinated in every page, soaking in the More …

2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – The Apostle

This was a really good book that I didn’t like. It’s weird, but I don’t know how else to say it. When I got this book, I was hoping it would humanize Paul and provide all the little details about his era that would make his whole story come to life, that would put meat on the bones of historical More …

2017 Literacy Throwdown! – The July Review: A Slow Month, Relatively

It was an incredibly busy month for our family. Which meant that Rachel didn’t get to read at her normal blistering pace. It also meant that I was unable to take advantage of her slowdown. She only read three books, but she extended her lead! I have brought shame upon myself. JASON READ: RACHEL READ: The Apostle Chosen for Greatness More …

The Failure of Obamacare, the Failure of Obamacare Repeal, and the Coming Kid Rock Presidency

The Trump presidency hasn’t really changed much about Washington. What it has done is unmask and throw into sharp relief the sad state of felonious crapitude the place was already in. The people that are going most out of their minds over Trump are the people who most desperately want to keep things going the way they have been. To More …