Friday, November 14, 2008

Travis Belrose

I previously blogged about my friend Travis Belrose, who has recently completed The Samurai Poet, a historical novel set in Japan.

Since then, Travis has established a personal website containing more information about the novel, and links to further topical reading and images of the Shisendo temple in Kyoto that inspired the creation.

Check out the website of Travis Belrose at http://www.travisbelrose.com/.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

The Sociopath Next Door is a fascinating study of individuals who seem to be born without a moral conscience and make up 4% of the population.

Author Martha Stout describes the defining features of sociopaths, including superficial charm, deceitfulness, impulsiveness, and a lack of remorse, and offers three examples of such people.

In the final analysis, the text is interesting and arresting, and provides telling insight into sociopaths and some of their common behavioral patterns.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Embedded Blog Comment Form

I've gone ahead and incorporated the new Blogger feature that puts the comment form at the bottom of each post page, instead of on a separate page.

I hope the enhancement adds to the usability of this blog and makes it easier to comment.

For those of you who are fellow Blogger users, you can read more about the feature here.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

We Did It

It was great to be an American tonight.

Monday, November 03, 2008