Monthly Archives: January 2019

Mysteries Of The Bible: Did The Israelites Bathe In The Wilderness?

From time to time I get striking and odd questions from the people I know, and last night, while I was eating dinner, I got a message from a friend of mine that asked me the random question of whether … Continue reading

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Book Review: From The Kingdom Of Memory

From The Kingdom Of Memory, Reminisces by Elie Wiesel As is the case with the author’s writings in general, there are some very good parts and some more problematic parts to the author’s writings.  Yet even where the book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Conversations With Elie Wiesel

Conversations With Elie Wiesel, by Elie Wiesel and Richard D. Heffner Having read quite a few books by the author, including one additional book like this one that was made as a result of a long conversation, I have to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Heart

Open Heart, by Elie Wiesel As someone who has read a fair amount of the author’s body of work, there is still something poignant about this particular volume, written by the author after having open heart surgery (spoiler alert:  he … Continue reading

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On The Devouring Of Books In Revelation 10 And Ezekiel 3

Yesterday morning, as I was getting ready for work, I received a request from a friend of mine to write about the following passage found in Revelation 10:8-11:  “Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mind Of Italo Calvino

The Mind Of Italo Calvino:  A Critical Exploration Of His Thought And Writings, by Dani Cavallaro As someone who has just started to appreciate the writings of Italo Calvino, this book was an interesting one, although I must say that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Path To The Spiders’ Nests

The Path To The Spiders’ Nests, by Italo Calvino It makes sense that Italo Calvino wrote this book early in his writing career, as it has the sex and violence that one would expect from someone who was an immature … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Palomar

Mr. Palomar, by Italo Calvino Make no mistakes, this is an odd book.  Yet it is an odd book that is very formally structured, and that feels like a connected series of short stories written by someone who particularly enjoyed … Continue reading

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Letters From The Mailbox: Part Three

Today I received an interesting e-mail from a reader that asks something that many readers have likely pondered about before, so I thought I would share it: “Hi Nathan and [name redacted],” I have heard sermons in the past about … Continue reading

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On The Development Of A Personal Writing Style

As a longtime writer, it is difficult to ponder when and where it was that I acquired my personal style as a writer.  My earliest writing is shrouded in the mist of my early childhood.  By the time I was … Continue reading

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