The Bookshelf

By Del Meyer on 06/19/2020 1:08 AM

It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman, in his 80’s, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over […]

By Del Meyer on 05/05/2020 11:34 PM

The SARS, MERS and novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemics, the newest and biggest global health threats: what lessons have we learned? The Corona-Virus was first discovered in 1965 in a boy with the common cold. We’ve had several epidemics with corona viruses. It is in the same group of viruses commonly associated with the common cold […]

By Del Meyer on 03/23/2020 8:30 PM

American Women & the Unfinished Sexual Revolution by Katherine Rowland How can more women allow themselves to experience sexual pleasure? That’s one of the central questions in The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution, a book published this month by public health researcher and journalist Katherine Rowland. Rowland explores why American women aren’t happy with their […]

By Del Meyer on 02/24/2020 8:24 PM

Theodore Dalrymple, a psychiatrist who regularly saw patients in an English Prison, has an interesting perspective of people and their incongruities. His latest encounter book In Praise of Prejudice draws some very interesting observations. He draws his definition from the Oxford Shorter Dictionary,  prejudice is: a previous judgement, especially a premature or hasty judgement. Preconceive […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:50 AM

The Liberal Faculty and the Liberal Media Can’t allow Logic to be Expressed. Richard A Epstein, a distinguished professor of law at Chicago University, sets the theme with a scene from ABC’s “Nightline,” in a telecast originating at Chicago University as part of the university’s centennial celebration on February 6, 1992. The topic for this […]

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:32 AM

The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain EconomyThe Blockchain is the Internet of Money John Tammy’s review of Life After GOOGLE in RealClearMarkets, credits Guilder as a heroic thinker.  At the same time he views Life after Google a disappointment.  Although billed as a book that will among other things explain the coming […]

By admin on 09/17/2019 3:54 AM

In the prologue, Gilder examines that computing was still largely in the 2-D flat universe system. Everyone seemed to be comfortable in flat land and the parallax relationships of near and far objects, angles and edges. The math all jibed. “Three dimensions?” you might ask. “I have no need for that hypothesis.” Under Google’s guidance, […]

By admin on 09/02/2019 6:02 PM

A Cardiologist’s Encounters with Death and Living Proof of an Afterlife By Dr. Chauncey Crandall Dr. Crandall begins his story of being a hospital orderly since he was interested in going into medicine. He has a number of interesting experiences with various phases of working with patients. He particularly enjoyed talking to Karl, a tattooed […]

By admin on 08/06/2019 1:43 AM

Abusive Peer Review By Jeffrey Nordella, MD Prologue: March18, 2013 The day is crisp, the sky an uninterrupted blue against the scrub brush hills from Malibu Beach, Santa Rosa Valley is a throwback to a sleepier time in California history. Dotted with pumpkin farms, ranches, and gated custom homes, it’s the kind of place you […]

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 1:54 PM

By Steve Milloy—Founder and Publisher of  In Milloy’s own words from his introduction: Move over red, white, and blue—America is going green. Green energy. Green technology. Green homes. Green cars. Green jobs. Green commerce. Green living. Green government. Writing in 2008, we’ve just elected our first green president, Barack Obama, as well as numerous […]