Monthly Archives: November 2011

“The Narcissism Epidemic” … (part 2)

In their book, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement, authors Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell argue that narcissistic behavior is on the rise in our society.  But what does that mean?  How can we measure what is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Indulgence and “The Hunger Games” Triology … (part 3)

SPOILER ALERT:  I’ve been told I need to add a spoiler alert to these sorts of posts.  I’ve never really understood this practice, as I’ve always assumed that if I am reading something, I am going to learn something about … Continue reading

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“The Narcissism Epidemic” … (part 1)

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing various observations gleaned from a wonderful, recent study entitled, The Narcissism Epidemic.  According to dictionary.com, “narcissism” is “an inordinate fascination with oneself.”  From the same source, an “epidemic” is an affliction … Continue reading

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Democracy in Action …

This morning, two images appeared at the top of the CNN.com newsfeed.  Has me wondering: is this Egypt in 50 years or the United States in 50 years?

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“The Hunger Games” Trilogy … (part 2)

SPOILER ALERT:  I’ve been told I need to add a spoiler alert to these sorts of posts.  I’ve never really understood this practice, as I’ve always assumed that if I am reading something, I am going to learn something about … Continue reading

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“The Hunger Games” Trilogy … (part 1)

SPOILER ALERT:  I’ve been told I need to add a spoiler alert to this post.  I’ve never really understood this practice, as I’ve always assumed that if I am reading something, I am going to learn something about the subject … Continue reading

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The Very Best In Violent Young Adult Literature …

On the heels of yesterday’s post (“Anything to Get Them to Read …”), I decided to delve a little deeper in the world of Young Adult Fiction.  Quite honestly, I have been fascinated to read the various responses that many … Continue reading

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