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Mario Tosto
Worked at Ramona StGeorge Productions
Lives in East Bay, CA
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Connect with Sam Harris
**Sam Harris is one of the five writers who eased me across the boundary from religion in general and Christian Science in particular. His early books, The End of Faith  and Letter to a Christian Nation   pushed him into the spotlight of those "New Atheists...
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Recent books read
**I read constantly. Some ideas come from friends and are related to some project or other. Some come from reviews in NYT and NYRB. I love a good long book because it saves me the hassle of finding another book. But sometimes there are several books I'm eag...
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"Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind"
**I read many books. Most of them are for enjoyment, or to pass the time during exercise. Some of them change my perspective enough to afford me new directions to explore. Such is Yuval Noah Hariri's "Sapiens." One thing it made realize more deeply is the a...
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The only effective atonement
**Harry Cook has done it again: expressed my long-ago realization that Easter is a big fat lie. His latest essay, "The Season of Blood," I thought Christian Scientists had a way around the obvious irrationality about which Harry speaks. That version involve...
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5th song in 17-song cycle of "Moosical, a Defense of a Free and Open Internet." Words/Music: Mario Tosto.
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Review of "Between the World and Me"
** Just finished this remarkable book. Here's the review I posted on Amazon of  Between the World and Me : Donald Trump may be a blowhard and a buffoon but he is a saint to the American Dreamers that Ta-Nehisi Coates identifies as the institutionalized oppr...
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**A comment came in about an entry I made in 2007 quoting a poem by Wes Nisker: " Why did you leave out the last line? This poem ends this way: I meditate because I want to discover the fifth Brahma-vihara, the Divine Abode of Aw, and then I'll go down in h...
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2020 vision
** Just heard today about a friend near my age who just had a stroke. Two strokes, actually. They say he’s doing well and will make a good comeback. Happy for that. But it got me thinking about why I am so careful about my health these days. Since I’ve had ...
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I am moving on
** I know its been a long time since I put anything here but I've been busy changing my life all over again, again. In In October I quit my job at Apple after exactly seven years of service. That job had been a lifesaver for me, rescuing me from the doldrum...
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Chapter 9 of Jefferson's Moosical is now posted: The Protection Quartet.
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The Hard Board
**BW was one of the most intelligent, well-read and astute thinkers I have ever known. A couple or three years ago he graciously invited me to play Words with Friends  on our phones. At first he would win handily, of course. Still, I enjoyed his companionsh...
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