Book Review: The Architecture of Happiness


The Architecture of Happiness (2006) by Alain de Botton is as much a philosophy book as it is a treatise on architecture. Instead of the who, what and how, this book explores the rarely asked why of architecture. In a short, lyrical work that is a delight to read, de Botton questions why some types…

Book Review: 1776 by David McCullough


This week I listened to another good book while performing mundane tasks at work: 1776 (2005) by David McCullough.  Since the book was read by the author in his commanding baritone, it was a bit like having a Ken Burns’ film in my ears. The book named for the most famous year in American history…

Views on Immigration


The debate over immigration is a major topic this summer.  I’ve been collecting articles about immigration the past couple of months and here are some of the many views expressed on the issue. Previous post on this issue. A Legal and Economical View: Why restrict immigration at all? By Becky Akers and Donald J. Boudreaux…

Friday Sillies: Rock, Paper, Scissors


I’ve featured Found Magazine previously in Friday Sillies but today’s Find of the Day is so funny I had to share it.  The writer has a good point about paper. Besides, I couldn’t find anything else good and silly to post today.