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La Hotel Espero: Chapter Fourteen: Part One

Day Five:  Kate It came naturally to her to help her friend in need.  She did not know what Ashley had done to find herself crumpled in a heap in the dark night, but it looked as if she was … Continue reading

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La Hotel Espero: Chapter Eight: Part Two

As promised, it was a fairly simple meal.  Well, as simple as could be expected with someone making sandwiches and a salad who had obviously too much time on his hands to make food more complicated than it would otherwise … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Alison Krauss & Union Station

Admittedly, in the long list of snubs for the Roll Hall of Fame, the name Alison Krauss is not the sort of name that comes most easily to mind.  The casual fan of rock & roll might not find this … Continue reading

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On The Difference Between A Mirror And A Club

There are few places where the Golden Rule–do unto others as you would have them do unto you–is more honored in the breach than in observance than when it comes to the use of scripture for reproof and correction.  In … Continue reading

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Y U No Finish: Albion’s Seed

Albion’s Seed:  Four British Folkways In America, by David Hackett Fischer I really wanted to finish this book.  If this had been a book in my own private collection, it would have been finished at some point, and I may … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cripple Of Inishmaan

The Cripple Of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh This is the second play by the author I have read, and having been familiar with the author’s work now, it was easier to understand.  The cliches in both plays stood in sharp … Continue reading

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One More Story

Last night was the last dinner club meeting [1] for our particular group, and I had made the theme of food with a story.  Since I enjoy both food and hearing and telling stories, I figured it would make the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And Chief Justice Taney

Lincoln And Chief Justice Taney:  Slavery, Secession, And The President’s War Powers, by James F. Simon This book is probably the most even-handed book that one can imagine that deals with the contentious and still-controversial aspects of slavery, secession, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking The Bible: A Photographic Journey

Walking The Bible:  A Photographic Journey, by Bruce Feiler As someone who is only slightly acquainted with the author’s work as a whole, but someone who has traveled to at least some of the lands of the Bible [1], I … Continue reading

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Book Review: How The South Could Have Won The Civil War

How The South Could Have Won The Civil War:  The Fatal Errors That Led To Confederate Defeat, by Bevin Alexander I vaguely remember reading a bit about this book in one of my favorite works by noted Civil War historian … Continue reading

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