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Onan The Barbarian

Yesterday afternoon in the Speaker’s Workshop, someone said of my sermonette that it made a few of the ladies uncomfortable, dealing with the awkward and unpleasant examples of rape and incest, although I did not dwell on them.  As someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Come Too

You Come Too:  Favorite Poems For Young Readers, by Robert Frost This particular short book of poetry answered a few questions for me personally.  For one, how was it that I viewed Robert Frost as a good poet?  If one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boxen

Boxen:  The Imaginary World Of The Young C.S. Lewis, edited by Walter Hooper As someone who has read a great deal by and about C.S. Lewis, it is perhaps surprising that only now have I gotten to his earliest tales, … Continue reading

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On The Development Of A Personal Writing Style

As a longtime writer, it is difficult to ponder when and where it was that I acquired my personal style as a writer.  My earliest writing is shrouded in the mist of my early childhood.  By the time I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steal Back The Mona Lisa!

Steal Back The Mona Lisa!, by Meghan McCarthy The other books I have read by this author are historical books and this one is clearly not, although it should be noted that the author at least based the adventure on … Continue reading

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Book Review: George Upside Down

George Upside Down, by Meghan McCarthy Having read a variety of works by the author relating to history and culture, this book is somewhat different from the rest but similar in the sense that it features appealing drawings and is … Continue reading

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When I Say Nothing At All

I particularly enjoy it, most of the time, when I am able to convey my feelings without having to say them.  This is even true when the communication is of a particularly trivial matter where it would seem to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heroes For My Daughter

Heroes For My Daughter:  Ordinary People Who Achieved The Extraordinary, by Brad Meltzer Admittedly, this book was not as bad as the companion volume “Heroes For My Son” also written by the same author.  There are definitely some serious issues … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Jim Henson

I Am Jim Henson, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos What makes Jim Henson heroic?  To be sure, I like puppets as much as anyone else.  I help write puppet plays for a friend of mine who is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: For The Love Of Children

For The Love Of Children:  More Than 100 Inspiring Stories For And About Children, by Dwight L. Moody [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who reads … Continue reading

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