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Book Review: Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution:  What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?, by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo There are times where reading the dialogue between friends creates an enjoyable reading experience, where the familiarity of the conversation partners creates an … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Anglo Files

The Anglo Files:  A Field Guide To The British, by Sarah Lyall, read by Cassandra Campbell If you are looking for a humorous guide to the British, it is hard to do better than this.  I cannot exactly praise this … Continue reading

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You Know My Name

“You Know My Name” happens to be one of my favorite Bond themes of all time, and it is easy to understand why.  The music has a cinematic quality well captured in the music video, which shows singer Chris Cornell … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Richard Marx

Sometimes I hesitate a bit in writing about an act that I particularly like.  For a writer like myself who is at least a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to dealing with the inevitable debates that come over … Continue reading

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Book Review: Salads

Salads, by Jane Price As someone who greatly enjoys eating salads [1], I have found myself reading books about salads, and so far I have not been particularly satisfied.  I have noticed that what I can find somewhat irksome about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Barbarous Years

The Barbarous Years:  The Peopling Of British North America:  The Conflict Of Civilizations, 1600-1675, by Bernard Bailyn This is not a book to be devoured in my usual fashion.  It is a book that requires a fair bit of time … Continue reading

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Book Review: That Other World

That Other World:  Personal Experiences Of Mystics And Their Mysticism, by Stuart C. Cumberland This book sneaks up on you.  When the author begins talking about his self-professed amateurish investigations into the occult, one gets the sinking feeling that one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sequoyah’s Gift

Sequoyah’s Gift:  A Portrait Of The Cherokee Leader, by Janet Klausner Given the importance of Sequoyah as one of the most notable figures in American Indian history, as well as the only known inventor of an alphabet (technically a syllabary … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cherokee Syllabary

The Cherokee Syllabary:  Writing The People’s Perseverance, by Ellen Cushman As someone who is of part-Cherokee ancestry [1] but not a member of the Cherokee Nation, I suppose I am part of the ideal audience of this book.  This book … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Duran Duran

In the early 1980’s, there was a rush of bands that, inspired by Roxy Music, had somewhat repetitive monikers.  Unlike Talk Talk [1], who distinguished themselves by helping to invent post-rock music and make the world safe for chance music, … Continue reading

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