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Book Review: Pregnancy Day By Day

Pregnancy Day By Day, edited by Paula Amato and Maggie Blott This was an uncomfortable book to read, and it seems deliberately so.  In reading this book I had all kinds of questions, and they were not necessarily the right … Continue reading

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Book Review: What To Expect When You’re Expecting

What To Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel One of the hazards of choosing certain book reading challenges to do is that one ends up reading the sort of books that lead people to ask questions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyday Tarot

Everyday Tarot:  Unlock Your Inner Wisdom And Manifest Your Future, by Brigit Esselmont It must be admitted that tarot in general has within it certain assumptions about the power of human intuition that are, at best, highly problematic.  Yet this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manthology

Manthology:  What Makes A Good Man In The Modern World, by Jim Misner Being a man in the contemporary world is not easy.  We live in an age that still depends for what little hope it has on men being … Continue reading

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Feels Like Heaven

“Feels Like Heaven” was a single from Peter Cetera’s vastly underrated World Falling Down album [1] that was a rare positive song in that generally downcast album, featuring a beautiful duet between Cetera and former Rufus singer Chaka Khan [2].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way:  A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron In some ways, this book was not something I expected.  The author assumes that the reader is somehow a creative person whose creative juices are blocked and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Down The Nile

Down The Nile:  Alone In A Fisherman’s Skiff, by Rosemary Mahoney Did the author do something interesting enough to warrant having a book published about it?  After having finished this book, I’m still not sure that it was essential.  To … Continue reading

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With A Firm Sense Of Justice

Frequently I comment on the messages that are given at services on the Sabbath, after I have had some time to reflect and ruminate on them a little bit, and I would like to do so today as well.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Selected Canterbury Tales

The Selected Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, a new verse translation by Sheila Fisher This particular book is an example of the hazards of making a selected translation.  This is by no means a short book (although the fact that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Morning, Irene

Good Morning Irene (Irene Adler #2), by Carole Nelson Douglas This book, and indeed the series in which it comes, is probably the pinnacle of this author’s achievement as an author.  I’m not sure how I feel about it, because … Continue reading

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