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Book Review: The Juvenilia Of Jane Austen And Charlotte Brontë

The Juvenilia Of Jane Austen And Charlotte Brontë, by Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë Given the fame of Jane Austen’s writings as well as Jane Eyre, it is little surprise that the childhood works of the authors (hereafter abbreviated as … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten?

For some people, the title of this particular entry may seem as a bit of a joke.  How can you be ready for kindergarten?  When I was growing up, I had no preschool or head start of any kind and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Driving In The Dark

Driving In The Dark:  A Childhood Memoir, by Zoe Niklas with Janice Harper For various personal reasons, I happen to be both a reader [1] and a writer [2] in the popular genre of literature known as “memoirs of crappy … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Didn’t Start With You

It Didn’t Start With You:  How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are And How To End The Cycle, by Mark Wolynn I think I would have liked this book a lot more had the author been more interested in … Continue reading

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Lost In The Wilderness

It was the setting of the sun that finally let me know that we were lost.  We were as lost as the armies of the Civil War that had found themselves twice in major battles in this wilderness of Virginia.  … Continue reading

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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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