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Original Essays | July 24, 2014

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It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
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Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler
Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death

bscheldt, November 20, 2013

This book has so much meaning. My father passed away very unexpectedly this last September at his home, the same place where he was born 78 years earlier. We had no clue his life was in jeopardy! In Katy Butler's book, she explains that this is how most people wish to go from this life, at home, peacefully; not in a hospital hooked up to machines and adding up the bills for survivors or stressing the caregiver to the extent of a breakdown or bankruptcy. This book made me realize how lucky my Dad was! And as hard as it was on the family to lose him so quickly without saying goodbye, we would not have wanted to see him pass any other way. Katy made me stop and think about how technology in medicine and machines have not necessarily made our quality of life (or death) better. Sometimes we do more damage by trying to help save the people we love. I would highly recommend this book for anyone, whether you are a spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, or friend. Someday you will be a caregiver and this book may become very useful to you!
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Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts by Emily Anthes
Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts

bscheldt, April 13, 2013

This could be a very controversial book; whether you side with scientific research or with animal welfare; whether you think we should tinker with mother nature or whether we should exploit animals. Is this to find a way to better our lives or is it just for curiosity or entertainment? How far should we go in our manipulation of other living things, from dogs, cats and rats to fish, and even insects. This made me wonder what will our world be like in years to come. Very interesting!
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The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
The Time Keeper

bscheldt, January 4, 2013

This is the best book I've read in some time! After reading this book, it will be awhile before you say "I wish it were the weekend."
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The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them by Wayne Pacelle
The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

bscheldt, April 3, 2012

It amazes me the abuses that humans can inflict upon animals; not only cats and dogs, but also baby seals, wild buffalo, wild horses and whales to name a few. Wayne Pacelle's book decribes the work that the Humane Society and other animal organizations have done to protect these animals to make them safe and some of the work still needing to be done. No matter how you feel about the Humane Society as an organization, the book speaks for the innocent beings that can not speak for themselves!
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Defending Jacob by William Landay
Defending Jacob

bscheldt, February 14, 2012

I normally don't read "who done it" books, but this book was one of the best books I've read in some time! The last thing a parent would want to hear is that your child is suspected of murdering another child. This book is about the anguish a family goes through to prove their child's innocence. It is also about how well we know our family and ourselves. I highly recommend this book!
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