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On The Kuleshov Effect In Text

For those who study cinematography or directing, the Kuleshov effect is the way that the context of film shots gives more detail than the shots separately do.  The presence of shots adjacent to each other presents a context that informs … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cakes And Ale

Cakes And Ale, by W. Somerset Maugham This is a novel that succeeds in being timeless and relevant by not trying at all to be.  This may seem a bit counterintuitive, if not outright paradoxical, but this novel achieves a … Continue reading

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A Coffee Table Book That Also Is A Coffee Table

One of the more amusing, at least by my standards of humor, episodes of the classic sitcom Seinfeld featured the attempt by Kramer to sell a coffee table book that also doubled as a coffee table.  While people may have … Continue reading

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A Shiny Pebble In An Empty Fanta Bottle, Or The Essayist On His Method Of Writing Essays

As someone who has written essays from my youth [1], I have from time to time mused on the essay as a form and on the sort of thought process that goes into mind as a writer.  There are some … Continue reading

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The Ideal Author As Anti-Celebrity

In reading the works of various authors, one can get a sense of how they related to the context of their works.  Today I would like to write about writers, something that is generally only of interest to other writers.  … Continue reading

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A Hermeneutic Of Charity

For those who find the word hermeneutic a bit frightening, it is a word that comes from the Greek word for interpretation, and was coined in the late 17th century by biblical scholars who wanted a suitably fancy word to … Continue reading

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Conversations With My Readers: Part One

One of the intended purposes of my blog is to help spur on conversations on various topics, and from time to time my readers oblige my wish for my blogging to be an aid to interpersonal communication in a variety … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flannery O’Connor: In Celebration Of Genius

Flannery O’Connor:  In Celebration Of Genius, edited by Sarah Gordon Unlike most of the likely readers of this book, I am not (yet) deeply familiar with the writing of Flannery O’Connor.  To be sure, I have read a fair amount … Continue reading

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On Finding The Right Spot To Write

Right now, as has been the case over the last couple of blog entries that I have written, I am sitting in the place where we eat and have services.  I am still dressed in my church clothes as services … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain:  An Autobiography Of Faith, by Thomas Merton In finishing this book I have completed the task of reading the books that various contemplative Christians have viewed as the 25 books that all Christians should read.  I … Continue reading

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