Author Archives: seanv2

About seanv2

Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.

Review: Armstrong’s Buddha

Buddha Karen Armstrong A simple, stupid, introduction to Buddhism perfect for someone like me who knows less than nothing about one of the world’s most important philosophical systems / religions. What it has: a concise overview of the life of … Continue reading

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Review: Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget

You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto Jaron Lanier Lock-in is apparently a concept well known among engineers, but I was unfamiliar with it until this book. It’s worth thinking about. Basically, the concept is that in large complex systems, … Continue reading

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Review: Flynn and Gerhardt’s The Silent Brotherhood: The Chilling Inside Story of America’s Violent, Anti-Government Militia Movement

The Silent Brotherhood: The Chilling Inside Story of America’s Violent, Anti-Government Militia Movement Kevin Flynn Gary Gerhardt The first on the scene book about the “the Order”, a white supremacist criminal gang that robbed banks to fund the white power … Continue reading

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Review: LaValle’s The Changeling

A book that starts out as a heartwarming tale of parenthood, turns real dark, real fast, and ends up a surreal exploration of a world of monsters, cults, and heartbroken parents in New York City. Kinda about parenthood, kinda about … Continue reading

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Review: Ferris’s Tools for Titans

Tools for Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers Tim Ferris I’ll confess to being a fairly regular listener to the Tim Ferris podcast. While Ferris can be annoying at times and the whole can … Continue reading

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Review: Soundtracks to the White Revolution: White Supremacist Assaults on Youth Music Subcultures

Soundtracks to the White Revolution: White Supremacist Assaults on Youth Music Subcultures Devin Burghart, editor Almost more of a pamphlet than a book, this is an overview of the various genres of neo-fascists / white power music. I grew up … Continue reading

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Review: Militias in America 1995: A Book of Reading and Resources

Militias in America 1995: A Book of Reading and Resources Institute of Alternative Journalism I spent much of my twenties working, and volunteering in various bookstores. There’s much I don’t miss about those days the low pay, the drudgery, the … Continue reading

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