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Book Review: A Moon For The Misbegotten

A Moon For The Misbegotten, by Eugene O’Neill Although this is not the author’s best-known play, and although it has a lot of very cringeworthy elements (more about this anon), there is a lot about this play to appreciate.  Without … Continue reading

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Mysteries Were Meant To Be Solved

One of the occupational hazards of reading mystery novels is that one fancies oneself a bit of a detective.  If one likes puzzles and problems and mysteries, and I sure do [1], then one tends to see the loose threads … Continue reading

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Book Review: Galileo’s Daughter

Galileo’s Daughter:  A Historical Memoir Of Science, Faith, And Love, by Dava Sobel Admittedly, the life and times of Galileo have been picked over pretty cleanly and it takes a great deal of creativity on the part of a writer … Continue reading

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How To Keep A Nation From Turning To God

As someone who spends a fair amount of time thinking and reading about societal revival, sometimes I like to engage in thought experiments [1].  In this particular case, I would like to engage in a bit of devil’s advocacy.  Assuming … Continue reading

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Viajes Con Mis Padres

Traveling with my parents can be a pretty interesting experience.  At this stage of my life, I have done plenty of traveling alone and plenty of traveling with my folks, and I think it is safe to say that traveling … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cross (Kristin Lavransdatter III)

The Cross (Kristin Lavransdatter III), by Sigrid Undset It is fair to say that I did not see the ending of this novel coming.  And, without spoilers (see below) it is fair to say that many people were likely greatly … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Build Children With Integrity

How To Build Children With Integrity, by Karen Budzinski [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading books like this one [1] I am often concerned about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fields Without Dreams

Fields Without Dreams:  Defending The Agrarian Idea, by Victor Davis Hanson Despite my mixed feelings about the author’s work, I find that he is rarely if ever more appealing than when he is talking about his life as a farmer.  … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bad Kids

Sometimes the context in which one watches a movie makes a big difference in how one views it.  Last night I went to the house of one of my fellow CASAs in Washington County, Oregon, along with almost 20 other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lights On A Ground Of Darkness

Lights On A Ground Of Darkness, by Ted Kooser I must admit I was surprised by this book.  I expected (perhaps not unreasonably) that because the previous books by the author I had read were all books of poetry that … Continue reading

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