Author Archives: Dr Wiseley

Started the Lincoln Lawyer Series but went back to the Bosch series

I started the Lincoln Lawyer series by Connelly with “The Law of Innocence” and got hooked on Connelly’s writing. So, I decided to go back and read the Detective Bosch series since Bosch is retired in the “The Law of … Continue reading

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Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy

I’ll begin this summary by saying that Herman Pontzer, in his book Burn, repeatedly remarks how important exercise is to maintain health into old age. The book is a new way of looking at how we gain, lose or maintain … Continue reading

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The effects of the shelter-in-place order in Sacramento has me going from the treadmill to the bike (all while reading) to the computer to get new books.  My last great political read was The Fifth Risk.  In a few words, … Continue reading

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Fun reading in thrillers and such

I recently began reading more fiction than non-fiction or atleast read one of each at the same time. While still reading Fear: Trump in the White House (Bob Woodward, 2018), I have finished three very fun thrillers and a great … Continue reading

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Finished Dark Money

Just finished Jane Mayer’s book Dark Money. I highly recommend reading the reviews on Goodreads as many folks have written spectacular insights into the book. In the book, Mayer illuminates the rise in political power of a handful of ultra … Continue reading

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Political Books

My Renaissance Society class “Top 10 issues in the U.S.”, mentioned in the linked post, has started me reading a lot of political books.  One of the best was Hedrick Smith’s Who Stole the American Dream, but Mclean’s Democracy in Chains … Continue reading


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The Aftermath of Remedial Math

A comment from a friend about my blog (or lack of recent entries) made me realize I have not posted any of my reading summaries for quite some time.  Hope I haven’t lost all my readers. This is a rather … Continue reading

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Finished “Back to School”

Just finished Back to School (Mike Rose, 2012).  A short summary of key points I got from the text: Mike Rose begins with a story of Henry, about ready to finish his AA degree – Good student in high school, … Continue reading

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Back to School – the new Mike Rose book

Just getting into the first chapters and this is one book that describes the problem we face with measuring success in community colleges. He addresses the policy maker tendancies I see in action regularly from those who count students making … Continue reading

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Contexts – Summer ’11

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Today’s summaries come from the American Sociological Association magazine Contexts (vol. 10, no.3).  My summaries include the sections on sociologists in the field, & from the journals – discoveries. I don’t write about every article, just those that … Continue reading

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