Monthly Archives: February 2018

Who Framed Megan Fox?

I was watching a video recently on feminist theory as it relates to the Transformers movies, and was intrigued about what it had to say about the character of Mikaela Banes, played by the actress Megan Fox.  The video pointed … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 2

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature, Part 2, taught by Professor John Sutherland I must admit that I found this particular part of the course to be somewhat disappointing.  To be sure, not all eras of British literature, nor all … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 1

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature:  Part 1, by John Sutherland One of the more intriguing issues in dealing with this particular course is the way that the author refers to his course as a look at classics in English … Continue reading

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Days Gone By

Yesterday night, a friend of mine posted on my Facebook page a photograph of a mildly embarrassing poem I had written as a teenager.  Despite the fact that I found the poem to be slightly cringy, I had to admit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist

Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist:  Unlocking The Secrets Of The Last Supper, by Brant Pitre I have some deeply mixed feelings about this book, but ultimately while I found that the author’s perspective as a Catholic made … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case For Jesus

The Case For Jesus:  The Biblical And Historical Evidence For Christ, by Brant Pitre As someone who is no stranger to reading apologetic works like this one [1], I found this book interesting and worthwhile for several reasons, although I … Continue reading

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A Long Chain Of Influence

From time to time I ponder the long and indirect way that influence spreads from one person to another.  This is especially worthwhile to trace in the world of thought, since people to read books are often influenced by those … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East:  Where Are…Persia, Babylon, and the Ottoman Empire, by John Davenport Part of a series devoted to teaching children historical geography [1], this book reminds us that among the most important … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Latin America

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Latin America:  Where Are…Gran Colombia, La Plata, and Dutch Guiana, by Earle Rice Jr. This book is part of a series [1] of books that seeks to instruct late elementary school to middle … Continue reading

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Shall I Compare Thee To A Winter’s Night?

I am often deeply amused by what I see around me, and a great deal of that relates to what we are used to.  Shakespeare, for example, in one of his sonnets, compared someone to a summer’s day in the … Continue reading

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