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The Brothers Karamazov – Review

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final novel, The Brothers Karamazov follows three brothers, Dmitri, Ivan, and Alexey (Alyosha). Each represents a different level of religious and philosophical belief. Their father, Fyodor Pavlovich is a sensualist and all around “dirty old man” who continuously failed his sons from their

The Starless Sea Review

The Starless Sea is Erin Morgenstern’s highly anticipated second novel. The story stars the young bookish/gamer Zachary whose life story takes a wild turn when he discovers a mysterious book in his college library. The main story line switches from following Zachary to excerpts from

A. Lincoln by Ronald C White Jr

A. Lincoln by Ronald C. White Jr – Review

A. Lincoln is a large biography that reads like a novel. Despite being a lifelong Illinois resident (the Land of Lincoln), this is the first biography of the 16th U.S. President that I’ve read. While this book is not the most extensive bio of Lincoln,

The Naturalist Theodore Roosevelt

As a naturalist Theodore Roosevelt stands alone among U.S. presidents. The book The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt and the Triumph of American Natural History covers the life of the 26th President through the lens of a naturalist. Author Darrin Lunde is a museum collector and so

Viking Coffee Company Review

Viking Coffee Co

Viking Coffee Co is a specialty coffee roaster located in northwestern Ohio. Not only does Viking Coffee make some “damn good coffee”, but their owner is the definition of a hard-working American. I’ve tried four varieties of Viking Coffee and enjoyed all of them. These

Who Was Charles Sanders Peirce: A Life – Review

Everyone has heard of Aristotle and Socrates. Most have heard of Kant, Nietzsche, Descartes, Sartre, and many other famous philosophers. But who was Charles Sanders Peirce. Joseph Brent’s biography Charles Sanders Peirce: A Life dives deep into the life and philosophical genius of America’s Aristotle.

Colectivo Coffee Signature Blend Blue Heeler

Colectivo Coffee Review

Colectivo Coffee Roasters and Cafes has been roasting origin-sourced coffee since 1993. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Riverwest neighborhood, Colectivo Coffee prides themselves on relationships with farmers and co-op partnerships. “Our name was inspired by the artful and funky buses used for public transportation across Latin

Black Rifle Coffee Company

Black Rifle Coffee Company Review

Black Rifle Coffee Company is an army-veteran owned coffee roaster that creates strong, great tasting coffee while supporting American Veterans. With a ton of hard work and great marketing, Black Rifle Coffee has grown rapidly. They are led by a team of great men and