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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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Book Review: Sigrid Undset: A Study In Christian Realism

Sigrid Undset:  A Study In Christian Realism, by A.H. Winsnes, translated by P.G. Foote I must admit that this book is likely one that few of my readers will care about to any great degree, unless they happen to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Within My Head

The Man Within My Head, by Pico Iyer I must admit I likely would not have read this book or any book by Pico Iyer were it not for a recommendation I had received from a friend (and former instructor, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To The Classics

A Student’s Guide To The Classics, by Bruce S. Thornton I must admit that while I am not fluent in Greek or Latin, I have long had a complex relationship with the classics as a body of literature.  Without ever … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Sort Of Life

A Sort Of Life, by Graham Greene There is something both interesting as well as untrustworthy about the memoirs of writers.  On at least some level, this is due to the Heisenburg effect, in that the mere act of reflecting … Continue reading

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Poll For Facebook Readers

While I do not have many Facebook views most days, since at least some of my posts are viewed quite heavily there, I wished to write a comment for those readers who do check my posts out from Facebook and … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Relationship Between Climate And Civilization

Before our highly politicized times, it was once imagined that the weather was a safe topic of conversation [1].  Obviously that is no longer the case.  The fault for this extends in at least two directions.  On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Jane Austen: Part Three

Since I only managed to get through the first three episodes of the classic Firth/Erle miniseries yesterday evening before going to bed, we decided to begin the episodes at this point. 9:26PM:  The voiceovers at the beginning of the fourth … Continue reading

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