Smarter by Sunday Week 29: The European Novel

I loved to read – obviously since I have this blog.  I’m ecstatic to learn about how the European novel was shaped and hope that further readings will provide insight on other literary creations. The novel is an extended prose and the

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team review

Book information Title: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Author: Patrick Lencioni Publishing Info: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002 Book review: I had to re-read this book for work. I’m fortunate enough that my employer allows time for professional development.  My co-worker and

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Smarter by Sunday Week 28: The Art Instinct

I really like art. I’m no good at any form of art but I love looking at it. The more unique and questionable the better. Art is part of human history, the most famous of which can be found at

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Smarter by Sunday Week 27: Energy

The steam engine was invented in the 18th century. In efforts to find alternatives to steam, internal combustion was invented. Internal combustion inventions were not perfected until the 19th century. Petroleum oil, now an industry standard, was not widely used until

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Under Magnolia review

Book information Title: Under Magnolia Author: Frances Mayes Publishing Info: New York: Crown Publishers,2014   Book review: Be aware that this review may spoil your reading of the book.  Under Magnolia is a quant tale of living as a young

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Smarter by Sunday Week 26: The French Revolution & the Napoleonic Era

Years of war, refusal to pay taxes on the part of he nobility and debt to other countries sent France into a financial crisis ultimately resulting in the French Revolution.  As the clergy begin to merge forces with the Third

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Smarter by Sunday Week 25: Opera & Dance

I love dance and am really excited to learn more form a historical perspective.  Opera is not really my thing but we’ll give it a go this week. opera was created in  an attempt to give Greek dramas a modern

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