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Book Review: How To Be Alone

How To Be Alone: Essays, by Jonathan Franzen One of the reasons why so much of contemporary fiction is metafictional, not that this is necessarily a bad thing, is that so many writers of fiction are so heavily consumed with … Continue reading

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Sic Semper Rebelles: Part Five

It was earlier than usual in the afternoon when Lisbeth Zambrano returned home. She knew that her father was alert to any changes in her daily routine and she would have to tell him something that would probably make him … Continue reading

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Sic Semper Rebelles: Part Two

When the crown prince returned to his part of the palace, he was still not fully composed when he came upon his son. “What’s wrong?” the young prince asked. “Did grampa make you cry?” “Not exactly,” the crown prince replied. … Continue reading

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Sic Semper Rebelles: Part One

Deep in his heart, the old man knew he was going to die. He did not know whether it would be hours, days, weeks, weeks, months, or even years, but he felt his mortality heavily. Nearly all of his adult … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Father’s Daughter

My Father’s Daughter: A Memoir, by Tina Sinatra with Jeff Coplon This book is the sort of memoir that no one wants to be on the wrong side of. Tina Sinatra, by no means the most famous of the Sinatras, … Continue reading

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According To The Bride-Price Of Virgins

Today I would like to do something that is a bit unusual, and that is to provide a detailed examination of obscure biblical law that deals with marriage under less than ideal circumstances, and how it was that biblical law … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walk, Run, Soar: A 52-Week Running Devotional

Walk, Run, Soar: A 52-Week Running Devotional, by Dorina Gilmore Young with Shawn Young [Note: This book was given free of charge by Bethany House books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Erin’s Blood Royal

Erin’s Blood Royal: The Gaelic Noble Dynasties Of Ireland, by Peter Berresford Ellis This is a fascinating book for several reasons. Among the reasons is that the place of the Irish nobility within Irish society has been a contentious one, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reach Out, Gather In

Reach Out, Gather In: 40 Days To Opening Your Heart And Home, by Karen Ehman [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bleaker House

Bleaker House:  Chasing My Novel To The End Of The World, by Nell Stevens Any fool can make a book–this book is evidence of that, as long as one has the right agent and editor who can piece together fragments … Continue reading

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