Daily Archives: August 27, 2017

Having Many Things To Write To You, I Did Not Wish To Do So With Paper And Ink

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the annual campout for the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on August 26, 2017.] Some of you here have met my mother.  I grew … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shakespeare Saved My Life

Shakespeare Saved My Life:  Ten Years In Solitary With The Bard:  A Memoir, by Laura Bates This is an unconventional and particularly complicated memoir.  Although in terms of its length it is not a particularly demanding read at slightly over … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters To Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare’s Greatest Heroine

Letters To Juliet:  Celebrating Shakespeare’s Greatest Heroine, The Magical City Of Verona, And The Power Of Love, by Lise Friedman & Ceil Friedman Like many people, I have participated in various reenactments of the famous balcony scene–once in the ninth … Continue reading

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