Review: Chant of Ages; Cry of Cotton

Chant of Ages; Cry of Cotton: The Biography of a South Georgia Jewish Community’s Beginnings 1865-1908 by Louis Schmier My rating: 4 of 5 stars NOTE: I have known the author since I was maybe 5 years old? His son and I were friends in elementary school. We worked in the same building for several… Continue reading Review: Chant of Ages; Cry of Cotton

Review: What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures

What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Pro-tip: All the chapters are articles published for Gladwell by The New Yorker. Most are behind their paywall. However, his web site has an an archive where I found the ones mentioned below. The publication date is noted at… Continue reading Review: What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures

Ad Fails

An advertisement for a Porsche plug-in hybrid really fails. First, Porsche was old and lame by high school. Lotus, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and so many other car companies come ahead. Second, I do not have a job where¬†an ostentatious¬†car helps me. Third, I cannot keep my mobile phone properly charged. A plug-in hybrid is not the… Continue reading Ad Fails

Moral behavior in animals

TEDxPeachtree focuses on ideas worth spreading in myAJC mentions this video. By the way, TEDxPeachtree returns this Friday, November 8th. This features Frans de Waal showing videos demonstrating animals cooperating on tasks, something we think of as human behavior. One I really liked was chimpanzees give the researcher a prosocial (feed both) or antisocial (feed… Continue reading Moral behavior in animals