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Book Review: Cowboy Joel And The Wild, Wild West

Cowboy Joel And The Wild Wild West, written by the Gagnon family, illustrated by Seth Yoder [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Sometimes good books come out … Continue reading

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We Need To Talk

According to former president Ronald Reagan, the most terrifying words to hear from someone are:  “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”  That said, among the most terrifying words that people can here is the expression “we need … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Reception Of Refugee Populations

For a variety of reasons, some of them intensely personal, I think often about the reception that refugees and exiles receive in areas where they are surrounded by strangers far from home.  And while I must admit that I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dress Codes For Small Towns

Dress Codes For Small Towns, by Courtney Stevens In many ways, this book serves as a sort of wish fulfillment for rural progressives who long for a way that Christians can prove themselves disloyal to unpopular biblical morality and celebrate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Odd One Out

Odd One Out, by Nic Stone In stark contrast to many YA novels, the author has a solid idea of the complexities that our contemporary obsession with identity and sexuality brings to friendships and relationships.  Quite strikingly for a novel … Continue reading

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Separate Is Unequal?

As one of my random personal research projects I have been reading about Plessy v. Ferguson and its consequences in American society, and one of the things that has bothered me about it is the resolute assumption being made, both … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Phantom Bully

The Phantom Bully (Jedi Academy #3), by Jeffrey Brown Among the most notable aspects of this series as a whole is relatability, and this book provides something that most of its readers, young and not-so-young, are likely able to relate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Return Of The Padawan

Return Of The Padawan (Jedi Academy #2), by Jeffrey Brown Those who are familiar with the narrative arc of the Star Wars triology (or of most genuine trilogies in general) will be familiar with the U-shaped melodrama that tends to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jedi Academy

Jedi Academy (Jedi Academy #1), by Jeffrey Brown In this particular volume, the first of a series, we look at the awkward experiences of middle school through the appealing perspective of one Roan Novachez, who has to deal with disappointment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darth Vader And Friends

Darth Vader And Friends, by Jeffrey Brown In this installment of a series of books that serve to recontextualize the familiar world of Star Wars in ways that are both amusing for children and interesting for adults who have grown … Continue reading

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