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Book Review: An Outlaw And A Lady

An Outlaw And A Lady:  A Memoir Of Music, Life With Waylon, And The Faith That Brought Me Home, by Jessi Colter with David Ritz [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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On Creating Accidental Books: The Best That I Could Do, Volume 1

How does one go about accidentally creating a book for oneself?  Contrary to popular belief, this is not such an infrequent occurrence for me.  To be sure, not all of the work in creating these books was accidental.  At some … Continue reading

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Johannes Factotum

The first appearance that William Shakespeare made in the wider world of arts and letters was in a ferocious pamphlet written by the now nearly forgotten Robert Greene, in which the Stratford-born playwright was called a Johannes Factotum, a jack-of-all-trades … Continue reading

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Be Thou My Vision

Yesterday, somehow I managed to have two documents sent or given to me that asked for comments and that related to the theme of prophetic vision.  When that sort of confluence happens I feel somewhat obligated to discuss the matter, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing For The Magazines

Writing For The Magazines, by J. Berg Esenwein Every once in a while [1] I enjoy reading about writing, and particularly those writings that are geared towards writers with a mind toward publication and profit.  Being a writer whose efforts … Continue reading

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Will You Stay Up Late Reading Books You Hate?

It is little surprise that I read a lot of books.  Almost everyone who has seen me in person has seen the way I devour books the way I devour hapless pieces of chicken [1].  When one reads books as … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Know?

Today was marked by an odd trend that I hope, at least in some ways, continues in other respects.  That theme was being asked about various matters of interest.  The theme started at work where, as I was somewhat frazzled … Continue reading

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I Read Bad Books So You Don’t Have To

I must admit that I have a few guilty pleasures in life.  Among them is watching videos that are critical of contemporary culture, especially music and movies.  There are a lot of funny people who take their bad art very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes, by Jen Turano [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having read novels by this author before [1] and at at least a few other historical … Continue reading

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I Can’t Buy That

This past Saturday night at dinner I had a conversation with someone from my congregation who had once loaned me a book to see my thoughts on it [1].  This can be a more hazardous task than may meet the … Continue reading

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