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Jurassic Park Novel by Michael Crichton Spoiler Free Review

Jurassic Park’s underlying themes anything but extinct 30 years later

It’s been more than two decades since I first read Jurassic Park. In that time, I’ve come to deeply love the original movie trilogy and the new series starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. But the thing is, this book is far more compelling than I remember, and it is quite odd to be placing different pieces of it in the different films in the original trilogy.

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One Year Later: Three Hallmarks of The Palmer Files

From the desk of Agent Palmer

It occurred to me recently that I don’t take a good look at my personal growth often enough. Sure, I’ve recapped my year-long content experiment, a week of guest hosting on four different shows in five days, and I made a big deal about the 300th post of agentpalmer.com.

Well, now it’s time to look back at one year of The Palmer Files and what I’ve learned from a year of running my own podcast.

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How To Make A Difference: A review of Alan Jennings’ The Pursuit of Fairness

The Pursuit of Fairness Alan Jennings

This book is three things in one. It’s an activist’s manifesto describing the thoughts and some of the actions that Alan Jennings has had that have cultivated his activist’s mentality; it is a memoir describing his assault on problems within his own community that has fed his activism; and it is a how-to manual for running, creating, and even just working for or volunteering at a non-profit organization.

All three of those things is what makes The Pursuit of Fairness: Fighting for What’s Right in a World That’s So Wrong by Alan Jennings a heavy and yet still entertaining book to read and learn from.

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It’s in the cards: How Magic the Gathering made me appreciate Twitch

It would seem illogical at best to expect that a physical game like Magic: The Gathering would be my entrance into the digital world and the many communities and chats of Twitch, but that is exactly how it happened. And in my case, I’m still close enough to the beginning to understand how it happened.

My podcast, The Palmer Files, is a prime example of my interest in beginnings at the moment, so I figured I would track how this all went down.

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No Machete needed to Enjoy Trejo’s Tacos

Trejos Tacos Recipes and Stories from LA Cook Book Biography Review

We all know who Danny Trejo is. How you might know the noted American actor is as much an interesting game as it is with any other actor. Which movie you first saw him in may determine what comes to mind, though he does have a type.

There is a new generation, however, that is getting to know him as something other than an actor; he is also a restauranteur.

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