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

Book Review: The Last Word And Other Stories

The Last Word And Other Stories, by Graham Greene Graham Greene was a writer who had a lot of stories, and this book does a good job at showing the wide variety of his work and his mastery at painting … Continue reading

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An Encounter With A Frozen Prey Animal

It is sometimes hard to keep the children in focus, to get them to stop trying to climb one like a tree or to put their hands one’s pockets or to want to be carried back to their dorms, when … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To Catholicism

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Catholicism, by John Zmirak At first glance, it would not appear as if I am the obvious choice for a sympathetic reading of this book, which has a lot of nice things to say about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To English And American Literature

The Politically Incorrect Guide To English And American Literature, by Elizabeth Kantor This was a deeply entertaining book, full of wit and wisdom about literature and its positive purposes and a great deal of insight as to why so many … Continue reading

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Book Review: God’s Canon

God’s Canon, by Steve Hays As someone who has read with some disapproval about the rule of faith [1] and has some decided views on the way in which the Bible was instantly canonized by the Apostles [2], I liked … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dispensationalism Today, Yesterday, And Tomorrow

Dispensationalism Today, Yesterday, And Tomorrow, by Gover Gunn & Curtis Crenshaw While I am no big fan of dispensationalism [1], in reality most of this book left me a bit cold.  Overall, this book can be defined as part of … Continue reading

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Get Ben In

How do memes start?  Sometimes it is worthwhile to start at the end and move backwards.  Above is a picture of me wearing a t-shirt that I bought from someone who was quite cleverly profiting off of a book that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry Clay: Statesman For The Union

Henry Clay:  Statesman For The Union, by Robert V. Remini This was is not a book to be read lightly.  Coming in at nearly 800 pages, this book is the first full-length biography of Henry Clay to be written in … Continue reading

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Book Review: At The Edge Of The Precipice

At The Edge Of The Precipice:  Henry Clay And The Compromise That Saved The Union, by Robert V. Remini I suppose this book may be considered as a bit of a teaser into Remini’s voluminous work on the life and … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Hüsker Dü

I must admit that in stark contrast to many bands, I am not as familiar with the music of Hüsker Dü, which is Norwegian for, “Do you remember?,” a somewhat popular childhood game in those parts from what I have … Continue reading

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