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Whatever Happened To CeeLo Green?

CeeLo Green has one of the more remarkable careers in music history, a man who from 1995 to 2015 regularly released albums but who managed to find himself a one-hit wonder three times over.  First a part of Goodie Mob, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Out Like A Virgin

Making Out Like A Virgin:  Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma, edited by Catriona McHardy and Cathy Plourde There is a deep and unrecognized contradiction at the heart of this book.  The title of the book and the sentiment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Predators

Predators:  Who They Are And How To Stop Them, by Gregory M. Cooper & Michael R. King with Thomas McHoes Reading a book like this, apart from its subject matter, is a fascinating experience for a variety of reasons.  For … Continue reading

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Book Review: Predators, Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders

Predators, Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders:  Who They Are, HOw They Operate, and How We Can Protect Ourselves And Our Children, by Anna C. Salter There is a bit of tension in this particular book relating to its title.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catch And Kill

Catch And Kill:  Lies, Spies, And The Conspiracy To Protect Predators, Ronan Farrow It seems like those who write about the Harvey Weinstein case and all of its horrors are unable to limit their attention to that case but feel … Continue reading

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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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