The Nutella Cafe – Nope

A latte and a crepe with banana slices and whipped cream. Yesterday night, my wife and walked past the Nutella Cafe on 13th Street at University Place in Manhattan on our way to New York Health and Racquet Club. My wife commented that the line had finally died down, though the place was still busyContinue reading “The Nutella Cafe – Nope”

Book Review: Soul of the Fire, by Terry Goodkind

I enjoyed the exercise in world building that this book seems to represent. The author laid out the history of Anderith and then used that foundation to give us a story about political intrigue and domination. I also enjoyed how things played out at the end, though I’m not sure it made much sense. The commonContinue reading “Book Review: Soul of the Fire, by Terry Goodkind”

Wide Awake: Christopher Clark’s “The Sleepwalkers” and World War I

Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers is an eminently readable account of the events that led up to the outbreak of World War I. Written in a narrative style, but rich with detail and innovative arguments about the origins of the war, Clark’s work is meant for a general audience but will also appeal to scholars lookingContinue reading “Wide Awake: Christopher Clark’s “The Sleepwalkers” and World War I”