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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

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I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Independence Day's a-comin'

And while Jim DeMint's new book on the 2-year history of the Tea Party is due to hit bookstores tomorrow, and while I appreciate the unsubtle direct relation he makes between the current radical movement and the radical religious upheavals of past American history --- more people should think about this, and realize that we're not seeing a simple political movement but a really radical, reactionary, religious uprising with a political mask --- may I suggest some lighter holiday reading fare:

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Seriously though, whatever you decide to read, enjoy the holiday weekend.