History

Is The NBRPA Relevant? by James Donaldson

Is the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) Relevant? I would like to begin this “exposé” with a few quotes that have been made directly to me, while I served as a Board of Director for the NBRPA. – “I Am Just the Spook Who Sat by the Door”, as stated by current board chair, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill: From the Mastermind to the Golden Rule (in 16 Lessons)

Napoleon Hill, renowned for putting together several books about “success”, was actually, commissioned by Andrew Carnegie to go out and interview 500 successful business people on what they thought attributed to their success. This was way back in the early 1900s, over 100 years ago. One thing about “time-honored” principles, is that they never change. […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – History of The Donner Party (A Tragedy in the Sierras) by C.F. McGlashan

Wow!!! This was a fascinating account of the Donner Party as they risked life and limb to cross over the Sierra Nevada mountains into the “land of opportunity”, California. Growing up in Sacramento California, all of us kids from kindergarten on, learned about the Donner Party, and the part that caused a lot of our […]

10 Best Dallas Mavericks Draft Picks of All Time:

In every draft there are hits and misses. The Dallas Mavericks in recent history have been a victim to a lot more misses than hits but that doesn’t mean the franchise doesn’t have a pretty good history of drafting playmakers. If all goes according to their plan, the 2018 draft pick will be added to this list […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – That’s Not in My American History Book by Thomas Ayres

I’m sure most of you know by now, that I am quite a “history buff” and love studying about history from all over the world. This book that I am reviewing the day, entitled “That’s Not in My American History Book” is a very good look at some of the historical folklore that we’ve been […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Lost Civilizations: 10 Societies That Vanished without a Trace by Michael Rank

Lost Civilizations, was a nice book about ancient civilizations that have come and gone, many without hardly a trace, and some with engineering marvels that continue to amaze to this day. We’ve all heard of the lost city of Atlantis, the ancient Mayan civilization, the Egyptians who built the pyramids, and many others, all of […]

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 […]