James Donaldson Book: Black Death: The History and Legacy of the Middle Ages Deadliest Plague by Charles River Editors

It is estimated that approximately 50% of the population in Europe died during the black plague.  The Black Plague ravaged Europe for about four years, and during that time, approximately 70% of the Mediterranean countries populations died, and about 25% of the northern European countries died. The Late Middle Ages had seen a rise in […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

This was a wonderful book, and a great way to look at life, and learn to take it in stride, and also as the title states, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, It’s All Small Stuff”. Oh, if only we can keep that in mind as we continue down our journey called life. How many times […]

James Donaldson Book Review: Why Men Are the Way They Are by Warren Farrell

As we all know, relationships are very dicey, fragile and very vulnerable.  Men for the most part, aren’t accustomed to showing their true feelings, and they feel obligated to perform certain roles within relationships.  Men feel obligations (to fulfill certain roles), whereas for the most part, women have choices.  There is no doubt men have […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA by Joe Nocera

Indentured, tells the story of those who have been fighting the battle against the NCAA over the last couple of decades or so, trying to draw some attention to the fact that these collegiate athletes, with their lives, blood sweat and tears, underlying all throughout the school year, with practices, mandatory training sessions, games, and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Monster: Inside the Mind of Aileen Wuornos by Aileen Wuornos and Christopher Berry Dee

This was a fascinating account about serial killer, Aileen Wuornos. She was brutal, and in this interview stylebook, utilizing her own words, the author was able to put together a portrayal, of a deeply disturbed (obviously) person and personality, who came up on the “wrong side of the tracks” and was a very difficult upbringing, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett

This book started out with a “bang”, but soon got bogged down to a lot of ongoing, dreary, and frankly, not important or interesting information about the scientific work being done to prevent the variety of viruses, bacteria’s, illnesses that have been plaguing humanity from the beginning the time. A little overly “scientific”, and even […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution by David P. Barash

I thought this book was a humorous look at human behavior, evolution, the roles that genes play in our everyday activities. It was a “light enough” book, where I didn’t have to look up every other scientific words to try to understand what the meaning was. But, at the same time, and had good substance […]