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Book Review: Wonderland: Poems

Wonderland:  Poems, by Matthew Dickman After having read this collection of poems, one wonders if the author is writing under some sort of nom de guerre or whether it is that his extreme focus on sexuality in many of these … Continue reading

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Book Review: Protecting Your Child From Predators

Protecting Your Child From Predators:  How To Recognize And Respond To Sexual Danger, by Beth Robinson, EdD and Latayne C. Scott, PhD [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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On The Neglected Ironies Of Coercion Culture

For some time, I have found myself to be deeply troubled by the implications of the contemporary hostility towards coercion that has made itself plain in language and culture.  Few people would doubt, for example, that rape is a horrible … Continue reading

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Book Review: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark:  One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer, by Michelle McNamara This book is an unsettling one, a book about a series of cold cases and the thus far unsuccessful efforts to solve … Continue reading

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For You Observe Trouble And Grief

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette delivered at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, OR on Sabbath, March 9, 2019.] One of my favorite genres of book to collect is called theodicy [spell out word].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, by Patricia Lockwood This is by no means a good book of poetry [1].  I have read worse books of poetry, I should note, but this poetry makes at least this reader look for someone to blame.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pericles

Pericles, by William Shakespeare, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen Pericles is one of the most obscure of Shakespreare’s plays, not least because it was (likely) written in collaboration with George Wilkins who was a vastly inferior playwright.  In … Continue reading

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Something To Ponder

Remember the times when you would tell younger black comedians that they shouldn’t use swear words in their comedy because it wasn’t friendly to family audiences?  It’s a little thing, but it is comments like that which made you seem … Continue reading

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Book Review: The House On Foster Hill

The House On Foster Hill, by Jaime Jo Wright [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is difficult for me to be a fair judge of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Not My Story To Tell

Not My Story To Tell, by Cathy Lynn Brooks [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is a heartbreaking one, all the more because the … Continue reading

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