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Book Review: The Book Of Memory Gaps

The Book Of Memory Gaps, by Cecilia Ruiz From time to time I enjoy picking up quirky books at the library, and this debut book from the author/artist is certainly quirky.  That said, this is the sort of book whose … Continue reading

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Lost In The Wilderness

It was the setting of the sun that finally let me know that we were lost.  We were as lost as the armies of the Civil War that had found themselves twice in major battles in this wilderness of Virginia.  … Continue reading

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Product Review: Sibley Birds Of Land, Sea, And Sky

Sibley Birds Of Land, Sea, And Sky:  50 Postcards, by David Allen Sibley [Note:  This product was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I am not sure exactly where this … Continue reading

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Days Gone By

Yesterday night, a friend of mine posted on my Facebook page a photograph of a mildly embarrassing poem I had written as a teenager.  Despite the fact that I found the poem to be slightly cringy, I had to admit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Land Of Lincoln

Land Of Lincoln:  Adventures In Abe’s America, by Andrew Ferguson As someone who reads a great deal of books about Abraham Lincoln, it is pretty clear that I would likely fall into the category of being a buff, as this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stones Of Remembrance

Stones Of Remembrance:  Healing Scriptures For Your Mind, Body, And Soul, by Daniel G. Amen, MD [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Network.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] What you get out of … Continue reading

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#MeToo

My father used to love telling a story about the high point of his career as a thespian in school plays, when he played a character whose only line was “Me too.”  Although he did not consider himself a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters To Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare’s Greatest Heroine

Letters To Juliet:  Celebrating Shakespeare’s Greatest Heroine, The Magical City Of Verona, And The Power Of Love, by Lise Friedman & Ceil Friedman Like many people, I have participated in various reenactments of the famous balcony scene–once in the ninth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Becoming Shakespeare

Becoming Shakespeare:  The Unlikely Afterlife That Turned A Provincial Playwright Into The Bard, by Jack Lynch This book is an interesting piece of history, in that it presupposes the life and writing career of Shakespeare [1] and looks at the … Continue reading

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Monuments Men: The Case Against Removal

[Note:  Although I had not planned to originally talk about this issue, the proliferation of vandalism of various monuments to Confederate war heroes of the American Civil War has prompted me to add my own thoughts to the matter.  As … Continue reading

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