The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe

Strauss, W., & Howe, N. (1997). The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy. Broadway Books; New York.¬† The Amazon review for The Fourth Turning¬†suggests that reading this book will change the way you view the world – and your place in it. These words concisely sum up how I felt after my first exposure to the…

The Incense Game by Laura Joh Rowland

Rowland, Laura Joh. (2012). The Incense Game. Minotaur Books; New York. Sometimes it’s nice to delve into a book packed with historical details and rife with emotional intrigue. Laura Joh Rowland‘s book The Incense Game nicely delivers on both fronts; it details what happens before, during, and after a powerful earthquake that struck a vast…

That Sweet Elixir, Coffee

While partaking of the pleasures of my early-morning coffee beverage, I was struck with the astounding thought that I know very little about this wonderful elixir and mainstay of my caffeine consumption. Both raw coffee beans and the brewed beverage have a culture and a fanatical following the world over, founded on generations upon generations…