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Try Not To Abuse Your Power

While I have generally been pretty critical of celebrity culture, I do find it interesting that the latest single by musician Billie Eilish deals with the question of power and its abuse as well as the strange way it makes … Continue reading

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Is Fame Abuse?

One of the more underlying but consistent themes that I write about concerning celebrity culture is the rather demented nature of it. One does not have to look very hard to see that fame is hard on people. Celebrities lose … Continue reading

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Book Review: Talking With Teens About Sexuality

Talking With Teens About Sexuality, by Beth Robinson & Latayne C. Scott [Note: This book was provided free charge by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In general, I think … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Forgive When It Feels Impossible

How To Forgive When It Feels Impossible, by Peter Horrobin [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When one is reading a book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wine Girl

Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, And Triumphs Of America’s Youngest Sommelier, by Victoria James This book would more accurately have been titled whine girl, as most of this book consists of the author whining about her hard life and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Book

Open Book, by Jessica Simpson As an artist, Jessica Simpson has always been one of those b-level singers who had modest success but whose main contribution to the cultural zeitgeist has been her cluelessness about tuna as being the chicken … Continue reading

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Strange Fire

One of the characteristic problems of our age is the way in which such great harm to our society and to the people within it is caused by the desire of many people to view themselves as the victims of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Out Like A Virgin

Making Out Like A Virgin:  Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma, edited by Catriona McHardy and Cathy Plourde There is a deep and unrecognized contradiction at the heart of this book.  The title of the book and the sentiment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Predators

Predators:  Who They Are And How To Stop Them, by Gregory M. Cooper & Michael R. King with Thomas McHoes Reading a book like this, apart from its subject matter, is a fascinating experience for a variety of reasons.  For … Continue reading

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Book Review: Predators, Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders

Predators, Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders:  Who They Are, HOw They Operate, and How We Can Protect Ourselves And Our Children, by Anna C. Salter There is a bit of tension in this particular book relating to its title.  … Continue reading

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