Monthly Archives: May 2018

Book Review: A Place In The Country

A Place In The Country, by W.G. Sebald I must say that for the most part I am not particularly enthusiastic about the writers/artists that W.G. Sebald finds to be particularly inspirational in this book.  That said, I did find … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Natural History Of Destruction

On The Natural History Of Destruction, by W.G. Sebald Having never read any of Sebald’s prose writing before, I did not know what to expect when reading this book on the writing about the destruction of Germany from an insider … Continue reading

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Book Review: Across The Land And the Water

Across The Land And The Water:  Selected Poems, 1964-2001, by W.G. Sebald Having previously seen that W.G. Sebald could handle longer poems with considerable skill, I read this book hoping that he could handle shorter poems as well and I … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Nature

After Nature, by W.G. Sebald I find it rather serendipitous how I encounter some writers.  As a fond reader of good contemporary poetry [1], I might have encountered his works eventually at random in the library.  However, it so happened … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Opposite Of Loneliness

The Opposite Of Loneliness:  Essays And Stories, by Marina Keegan You should not judge a book by its cover, even when that book has an appealing cover featuring a photograph of the late author, a friendly-looking ginger young woman in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bro Code For Parents

The Bro Code For Parents:  What To Expect When You’re Awesome, by Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn This may be the worst parenting book of all time [1].  In looking at this book, I had a hard time thinking of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bro Code

The Bro Code, by Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn Although my knowledge of and fandom of the late CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother is at best slight [1], this book does fit in with a genre of books … Continue reading

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Papias And The Millennium

As a writer whose thoughts have quite often gone towards the millennium and what it will be like [1], it is quite a joy to me that the ancient writer Papias was interested in the Sabbath as well.  To be … Continue reading

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Interview Questions For A Martyr

I just have a few questions for you, Ignatius, if you don’t mind.  Why is it that you thought it was necessary for you “become like wheat” and be chewed up by the lions in order to reach the kingdom … Continue reading

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Book Review: Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden

Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden, by Rhonda Massingham Hart Despite the fact that squirrels can be somewhat annoying creatures, I must admit that I have generally been fond of squirrels because I appreciate their antics [1].  Nevertheless, squirrels are … Continue reading

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