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James Donaldson on Mental Health

I wanted to take a moment, to express my thanks and gratitude for such an outpouring of love and support and understanding for what I’ve been going through the last several months. Friends that I’ve had for 30+ years, who had no idea what was happening to me, reached out from around the country as […]

Turning the Page After Struggles – 16 Year NBA Vet James Donaldson Wants To Help Young Athletes Shed Mental Health Stigma

Turning the Page: After struggles, 16-year NBA vet James Donaldson wants to help young athletes shed mental health stigma By Special to The Athletic 2  By Art Thiel Prone upon an overmatched bed, 7-foot-2 James Donaldson was affixed with tubes and monitor patches when Lenny Wilkens walked into the room at Swedish Hospital’s intensive care unit. The […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Planet Carnivore: Why Cheap Meat Costs the Earth? by Alex Renton

I’ve been a vegetarian for over 35 years, and this book falls right into the areas that I have so diligently studied, which give me the reasons for becoming a vegetarian in the first place. Animal exploitation, pain-and-suffering, disease, overcrowded conditions, hormones/insecticides/pesticides, impact on human health, environmental concerns, greenhouse warming, carbon footprints, and so many […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Catastrophe: The Story of Bernard L. Madoff – The Man Who Swindled the World by Deborah Strober

A fantastic recounting of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme that was orchestrated by Bernie Madoff, throughout about 25 years or so. It all came crashing down during the Wall Street and financial meltdown of 2008 – 2009. Madoff, was a respected Wall Street financier, fund manager and former chairman of NASDAQ. Even though he often […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Why Are You Atheists So Angry? : 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta Christina

This is a little bit different of a type of book than what I typically read, being that I am still a “card-carrying Christian man of faith”, but I do notice the world around me, and I have noticed the influence of the church waning especially in today’s social climate. And also, in looking around […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review Report: Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and the Culture of Silence by Bill Moushey

Wow!!! What a fantastic book! This was one of those “can’t put it down” type of books from the opening cover all the way to the end. Author, Bill Moushey, does a fantastic job in giving us the idyllic setting of Happy Valley, PA, setting of the iconic college town of Penn State. As a […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review Report: Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss

Whew, this book was a little more “heavy” than I anticipated, but still full of very good (if not abstract) information that was somewhat hard to keep up with, but if you have an interest in the formation of the universe, this would be a great book for you. Of course, this brings into focus […]