On Second Thoughts
By: Charles Bechtel
Length: 263 pages
Release date: Sep 8, 2013
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Bechtel, a former newspaper publisher and weekly columnist, continued taking oblique looks at things most people took for granted or accepted at face value, and he came up with what he called the "unthoughted."
In this book Bechtel explores topics ranging from the impact of a local soldier's death in Iraq on the town he lived in to the Occupy Wall Street fiasco, to the differences between "May" and "Can", and certainly to the comic behaviors of politicians trying to appeal to a public that would never find them appealing without the clown show.
Opinionated, for sure, but thoughtful, thought-provoking, humorous at times and heart wrenching at times.
As the author himself states, these essays — which are short and therefore easy to read in the bathroom in one sitting. He has dedicated his life, his intelligence and his pen to the proposition that everything is worthy of a second thought. Join him in "Thinking the Unthoughted."