Book Review | “Revolutions We’d Hoped We’d Outgrown”

— by Lin McNulty — Orcas poet Jill McCabe Johnson recently released a new collection of her luscious poetry in a book entitled “Revolutions We’d Hoped We’d Outgrown.” (Finishing Line Press) Good poetry is a two-way street. The poet bares the soul and the reader is, then, awakened to a shared … Continue reading

Winter Reading: What the White House is Reading Journalist's classic, ironically titled The Best and the Brightest

–by Marc Tracy of the New York Times — On the day after Christmas, I was walking through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when I caught sight of a slightly rumpled man waiting for a flight. He seemed familiar, the way figures in dreams do. It was, I thought, Stephen K. … Continue reading

To Protect and Serve | A Review of Norm Stamper’s Book

PART 2: THE REVIEW — by Lin McNulty — As I read and review Orcas Islander Norm Stamper’s new book, To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police (Nation Books, 2016), the media is reporting that Edward Nero, the second Baltimore police officer to stand trial in the Freddie Gray case, was … Continue reading

Book Reviews: The Classics — The Good Earth and Tale of Two Cities

Orcas Issues  is pleased to associate with the blog from former Orcas Islander Maurine Barnett, MaurineTalksBooks. Excerpts from her monthly reports will be republished here on Orcas Issues and readers are invited to go directly to MaurineTalksBooks for more reviews and recommendations. The Good Earth, by Pearl Buck Here is … Continue reading

Book Review: Excellent Executives Profiled in Rising to Power

— by Margie Doyle — Rising to Power: The Journey of Exceptional Executives, written by  managing partners at Navalent organizational consultants Ron Carucci and Eric Hansen, profiles successful 21st century executives and identifies the four essential characteristics for their achievement. In an interview with Carucci about the book, he points … Continue reading