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Book Review: And Still She Laughs

And Still She Laughs:  Defiant Joy In The Depths Of Suffering, by Kate Merrick [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is messy in the best … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death In The Baltic

Death In The Baltic:  The World War II Sinking Of The Wilhelm Gustloff, by Cathryn J. Prince As someone who reads and writes at least my fair share of literature about naval disasters [1], this book was definitely something that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Out Of The Depths

Out Of The Depths:  An Unforgettable World War II Story Of Survival, Courage, And The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis, by Edgar Harrell, USMC with David Harrell This is a powerful story, a tale full of faith and divine providence, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Treasured Grace

Treasured Grace, by Tracie Peterson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The author of this book, working in a genre I do not read as often as others … Continue reading

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Like No One’s Watching You

A few months ago [1], I commented that for the first time I had realized I was disabled as a result of having to fill out a document at work that happened to have one of the conditions I am … Continue reading

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Don’t You Know What The Night Can Do?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  In 1988, English singer Steve Winwood [1] released an immensely successful album “Roll With It,” and the second hit single from that release was the sensually romantic track “Don’t You Know What … Continue reading

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Book Review: Out

Out:  One Christian’s Experience Of Leaving The Gay Community, by Bob Five with Ron Hughes [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.] I must admit that while I have … Continue reading

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Understanding The Past When We Understand Ourselves

Some time ago I read a book that served as a history of PTSD [1] and one of the most remarkable aspects of the history of PTSD is that the disease was discovered so recently, in the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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An Ode To Monsieur Jourdain, Or The Past And The Pending

In Moliere’s well-known play The Bourgeois Gentleman, there is one particularly well known line where the eponymous main character, one Monsieur Jourdain, expresses a considerable amount of shock and surprise that he had been speaking prose all his life [1]. … Continue reading

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The Shock Of The Lightning

As soon as the request was made by my boss to chat in a private office, I could feel the rush of adrenaline inside me, and I wondered what sort of awkward and unpleasant conversation was next.  As it happened, … Continue reading

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