Tag Archive | Society

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 – The Age Of Empathy by Frans De Waal

Do you ever wonder why we behave the way we behave? Why, animals so eerily behave very similarly to humans? Why some people are seemingly more empathetic and sympathetic than others? Why we develop a sense of “us versus them” mentality? Do you ever question whether the “love” that you give and have received, is […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker

http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/Anatomy-of-an-Epidemic-Audiobook/B003MXR26W This is a great look at the inner world of mental illness and how society has dealt with it through the years.  There are more mentally ill among us than ever before, but is that because of the medications that they’re on (or meant to be on, or perhaps misdiagnosed?) or does society just […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The End of Overeating by David Kessler

http://www.audible.com/pd/Health-Fitness/The-End-of-Overeating-Audiobook/B002UZKQA2 Author, Dr. David Kessler, provides a very good book in regards to many of the “issues” of overeating, obesity and health related issues pertaining to weight, not only in the United States, but worldwide. The book takes an interesting look into the food industry itself, and how through scientific research, certain foods (especially those […]

Standing Above The Crowd Commenting on: Ex-NBA Veteran Keon Clark Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Gun Charge, Vows To Turn Life Around Article

I wish the NBA (and all of the other professional sports leagues) would show some (more) compassion and concern for the guys who “fall by the wayside” and really struggle with their transition into real and everyday life.  We hear way too many of these stories and not enough about the former players who are […]