Author Archives: nathanalbright

About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

No Rhyme Or Reason

As I was trying to fall asleep last night, I saw a trending news story from Seminole Heights, an area of Tampa I am familiar with in the area close to I-275 just north of I-4, a place I usually … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Selected Poems Of Donald Hall

The Selected Poems Of Donald Hall, by Donald Hall, Poet Laureate Of The United States, 2006 to 2007 This collection of poems is properly a “best of compilation” of poems from a celebrate contemporary poet and the husband of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writer As Migrant

The Writer As Migrant, by Ha Jin I must admit that reading this book gave me a somewhat melancholy feeling as someone who has long written and lived with a certain sense of estrangement from my roots [1].  This experience … Continue reading

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Numbers 6:22-27: The Lord Bless You And Keep You

It is a tradition within the Church of God that the second Sabbath after the end of the Feast of Tabernacles there is in local congregations the blessing of the little children, either those children born within the previous year … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon: Portrait Of A State

Oregon:  Portrait Of A State, by Rick Schafer Being somewhat familiar with books like this one [1], I have to say that there are quite a few things about this book that are immensely worthwhile.  For one, it is of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast, by Rick Schafer, Essays by Jack & Jan McGowan When I enjoy books with beautiful pictures of Oregon’s scenery [1], I prefer them to come without a sermon.  Unfortunately, it is all too common for books about nature … Continue reading

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The Cyberbullies Among Us

This morning, I found myself involved, without any particular interest on my part, in an internet quarrel over policies between a coworker of mine and someone else.  With the names redacted to protect the innocent and the guilty, I first … Continue reading

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Book Review: 101 Things I Learned In Advertising School

101 Things I Learned In Advertising School, by Tracy Arrington with Matthew Frederick [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I’m not familiar with the series that this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Landscapes Of Anne Of Green Gables

The Landscapes Of Anne Of Green Gables:  The Enchanting Island That Inspired L.M. Montgomery, by Catherine Reid [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I consider myself at least … Continue reading

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You Take The High Road, And I’ll Take The Low Road, And I’ll Get To Scotland Before You

One of the music reviewers online whose videos I enjoy–there are quite a few–is named Anthony Fantano, who claims himself to be the Internet’s busiest music nerd [1].  Some time ago a magazine wrote a hack job on him that … Continue reading

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