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Book Review: Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide

Old Age:  A Beginner’s Guide, by Michael Kinsley Sometimes if you know enough about someone you would avoid reading their books.  Such is the case here.  The author is someone I didn’t happen to know about when I picked up … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stalin’s Genocides

Stalin’s Genocides, by Norman M. Naimark It is an odd thing to read a small set of personal essays about a subject like Stalin’s genocides.  Indeed, the subject of Stalin’s genocides is a contentious one because of the way that … Continue reading

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We Loved The World But Could Not Stay (After Ted Kooser)

We loved the world but could not stay, Our hearts were not strong enough To keep us tethered to the ground, but Instead we hurried along all our days Unable to pause and root ourselves Further in the earth, and … Continue reading

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Heart Like An Artichoke (After Joseph Hutchison)

O heart weighed down by so many wings It cannot bear to fly, I thought I could help you out By stripping those wings from you Layer by layer, So that you could rise up and soar. But I found … Continue reading

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Speak No Ill Of The Dead

Since before the time I have blogged about it, or blogged about anything at all, I have been fascinated by the role of death in reputation, and yesterday provided two very distinct occasions where I had cause to ponder about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Name Of The Rose

The Name Of The Rose, by Umberto Eco I have to admit that this is a book I heard about some time ago but just got around to reading.  Had I read this book before reading other books by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Capitol Death (A Flavia Alba Novel #7)

A Capitol Death (A Flavia Alba Novel #7), by Lindsey Davis Reading this book is like having an enjoyable conversation with an old friend where one hears what she has been up to since you talked to her last.  A … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death In The Great Smoky Mountains

Death In The Great Smoky Mountains:  Stories Of Accidents And Foolhardiness In The Most Popular Park, by Michael Bradley I was unaware that there was an entire subgenre of writing that dealt with death and injury and foolishness in America’s … Continue reading

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Letters From My Mailbox: Part Four

This morning when I opened my e-mail I saw the following message sent by one of our congregation’s retired pastors about one of our elderly members who had gone into surgery about a week or so before our congregation’s recent … Continue reading

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Book Review: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark:  One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer, by Michelle McNamara This book is an unsettling one, a book about a series of cold cases and the thus far unsuccessful efforts to solve … Continue reading

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