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Author Archives: Jacob Aiello

Rounding Up the TV Scene

The problem with television is that it has so many good shows these days. Makes you miss the old “vast wasteland days” doesn’t it? No, me neither. There are plenty … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joan Osborne Covers Dylan’s Forgotten Classics

SONGS OF BOB DYLAN. Joan Osborne. Womanly Hips Records. We first became aware of Joan Osborne’s ability to interpret Bob Dylan during her 1999 collaboration with the poet himself on … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joan Osborne Illuminates Another Side of Bob Dylan With Her Heart & Voice

Joan Osborne is as unique a talent working in music today – a singer-songwriter able to transfer the layers of herself to the live stage. Osborne was born in Kentucky … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Inside Story On Managing Your Memory

SEVEN STEPS TO MANAGING YOUR MEMORY: WHAT’S NORMAL, WHAT’S NOT, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Andrew E. Budson. Maureen K. O’Connor. Oxford University Press. If Douglas Adams hadn’t already … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

San Francisco Giants Team With Airbnb To Combat Family Homelessness

In June I published a column spotlighting the “Heading Home Campaign” – a collaborative effort between the San Francisco Giants, Hamilton Families and Airbnb aimed at bringing shelter to the hundreds … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Best of Penguin Audio’s Fall 2017 Releases

THE VIETNAM WAR. An Intimate History. Geoffrey Ward. Ken Burns. Penguin Audio. The Vietnam War is said to have changed America forever, as families in the 60s and 70s were … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Medical Assisting Lead Author Michelle Blesi On Writing A Textbook

Michelle Blesi is the lead author of Medical Assisting, one of the authoritative undergraduate textbooks in the discipline reviewed here. Blesi, who currently teaches at Century College in Minnesota, has … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joseph Postell’s Bureaucracy In America

BUREAUCRACY IN AMERICA: The Administrative State’s Challenge To Constitutional Government. Joseph Postell. University of Missouri. Joseph Postell’s treatise, as part of the University of Missouri’s Studies in Constitutional Democracy, couldn’t be … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Socially Relevant Summer Reading List

YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY. Jen Sincero. Penguin Audio. At one point, Sincero was impoverished, wondering how she was going to make it. And then she got serious … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment
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