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About nathanalbright

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

Book Review: The Rules For Disappearing

The Rules For Disappearing, by Ashley Elston [Warning:  There be spoilers here.] It is hard to overestimate how implausible this plot is.  That is not to say that this book is not enjoyable, after a fashion, but it is certainly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greetings From Witness Protection

Greetings From Witness Protection, by Jake Burt This is a fantastic middle-grade novel with an immensely relatable heroine, kindly kleptomaniac Nicki Demere.  This is the sort of book that begs for a sequel, although as of yet the author has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deep Zone (Football Genius #5)

Deep Zone (Football Genius #5), by Tim Green One way that you can tell this is a fictional story is that the author has the Falcons winning the Super Bowl.  When I chose this book to read from the library, … Continue reading

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Towards A Theology Of Creation In Thomas Merton’s Writings

While the subject of the theology of Creation is far too large a one to tackle in the course of a modest piece of writing like this, it is worthwhile at least to write some about it and about where … Continue reading

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Place In This World

1991 was a banner year for Christian contemporary music [1].  Amy Grant had several hits, giving her a place in the pop mainstream that she would be able to maintain through the next few albums throughout the rest of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book Of Beautiful Questions

The Book Of Beautiful Questions, by Warren Berger I get the distinct feeling in reading this book that the author thinks his questions are a lot more beautiful than I do.  That is not to say that there is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bored And Brilliant

Bored And Brilliant:  How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive And Creative Self, by Manoush Zomorodi I think in many ways that this book is a bit misdirected.  It is not being bored that makes someone brilliant, but rather … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Literary Essays Of Thomas Merton

The Literary Essays Of Thomas Merton, by Thomas Merton While I cannot imagine this book ever becoming a popular sort of volume to read, nor do I fully agree with the author’s sometimes off-putting “woke” perspective on politics and his … Continue reading

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On The Apportionment Of Musical Space

Like many other areas of life, musical space is a scarce resource in which trade-offs must occur when one is creating music.  A healthy young person who has good hearing can hear a range from about 20 Hz (cycles per … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sudden Genius?

Sudden Genius?:  The Gradual Path To Creative Breakthroughs, by Andrew Robinson If the only agenda that this author had was to support the idea that genius requires a long development, then I would have appreciated and respected this book a … Continue reading

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