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Book Review: Upstream

Upstream:  Selected Essays, by Mary Oliver Recently at services, when speaking about books with one of my friends, this poet’s work was recommended to me and it so happens that this was the first book that I picked of hers … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Osage Orange Tree

The Osage Orange Tree:  A Story By William Stafford, illustrated by Dennis Cunningham This is a story that might be true, and is a bittersweet story about the poet’s youth in Kansas.  What is most remarkable about this story is … Continue reading

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From A Pennsylvania Cow Pond A Mighty River Flows

A lonely, bookish boy with sandy hair stood on the grass in a meadow by a lazy stream that wandered from a cow pond past an abandoned coal mine to a larger stream and then to a larger river and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Transactional Analysis In Psychotherapy

Transactional Analysis In Psychotherapy, by Eric Berne, MD This is an interesting book, if you find psychology interesting [1].  Written by the same fellow who wrote the much less technical and much more popular book Games People Play, this book … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Missing Years

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message that was given in the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles [1] on Sabbath, January 13, 2018.  It was later given in the Portland congregation on Sabbath, January 27, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Stuff

Good Stuff:  A Reminiscence Of My Father, Cary Grant, by Jennifer Grant Among the more poignant parts of this poignant book of a daughter’s love for her famous father and of her account of his love for her is the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mending Your Broken Branches

Mending Your Broken Branches:  When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree, by Elizabeth Oates [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It greatly annoys me when a book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nobody’s Girl

Nobody’s Girl:  A Memoir Of Lost Innocence, Modern-Day Slavery And Transformation, by Barbara Amaya [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery/Animal Media Group.] There was very little in this book that surprised me.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Not My Story To Tell

Not My Story To Tell, by Cathy Lynn Brooks [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is a heartbreaking one, all the more because the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The High Climber Of Dark Water Bay

The High Climber Of Dark Water Bay, by Caroline Arden [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Ingram Publisher Services.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] How far would you be willing to go to be wanted … Continue reading

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