Tag Archives: death

Death Race For Love

Do celebrity deaths matter?  Today, as I write this, I have two celebrity deaths in my mind.  The first is of rapper JuiceWRLD, a 21-year old who had made two reasonably successful pop albums and had achieved some chart success … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brightness Long Ago

A Brightness Long Ago, by Guy Gavriel Kay This book is clearly part of a larger set of novels.  Although this is the first of the novels by the author that I have read that has focused in his fictionalized … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ysabel

Ysabel, by Guy Gavriel Kay One can tell that this book was written towards the beginning of the author’s career.  For one, the author sets his story in the present-day.  For another, he uses actual historical peoples and hasn’t fully … Continue reading

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Book Review: River Of Stars

River Of Stars (Under Heaven #2), by Guy Gavriel Kay This book was a deeply moving and sad one.  Interestingly enough, the author takes as his inspiration a tragic period in Chinese history when the folly of the Song Dynasty’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: I’ve Seen The End Of You

I’ve Seen The End Of You:  A Neurosurgeon’s Look At Faith, Doubt, And The Things We Think We Know, by W. Lee Warren, MD [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crazy Bunch

The Crazy Bunch, by Willie Perdomo This is an odd but interesting book of poems that relates to an attempt at understanding a story in the youth of some people, where violence snuffed out the life of several and ended … Continue reading

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Book Review: Countdown To Valkyrie

Countdown To Valkyrie:  The July Plot To Assassinate Hitler, by Nigel Jones There are a lot of things that one can take away from a book like this.  It is easy to look at the failure of the Valkyrie plot … Continue reading

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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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