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It’s Time To Have A Talk About Bad Poetry

I read a lot of poetry, and it is little surprise that much of it is bad.  This is not to say that there are not any good poets around, but rather that the amount of bad poetry ridiculously outnumbers … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blue Pastures

Blue Pastures, by Mary Oliver Discretion can be respected in a writer.  Here the writer is rather private about her personal life, something I can certainly respect, and feels free to include a great deal of fragments from her prose … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing Away

Writing Away:  A Creative Guide To Awakening The Journal-Writing Traveler, by Lavinia Spalding This book is disappointing, in that I expected this book to celebrate the process by which one can gain insights on better travel writing (something I do … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Butterfly Hours

The Butterfly Hours:  Transforming Memories Into Memoir, by Patty Dann I was a bit disappointed by this little book.  Judging by its title, and subtitle (and especially the note on the title that said that the book had prompts for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censoring Queen Victoria

Censoring Queen Victoria:  How Two Gentlemen Edited A Queen And Created An Icon, by Yvonne M. Ward This book was a deeply interesting one because it raises some fascinating questions about the nature of censorship and the various motives that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censors At Work

Censors At Work:  How States Shaped Literature, by Robert Darnton There is a moment in this book where the author states that many of the functioned served by censors in unfree socities (like those discussed in the book) are served … Continue reading

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Book Review: Take And Read

Take And Read:  Spiritual Reading:  An Annotated List, by Eugene H. Peterson Having read many of the books discussed here before, I must admit that I did not think about who was writing the book until after I read it.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll In Ten Songs

The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll In Ten Songs, by Greil Marcus It was not far into this book when I realized that the author was more interested in showing himself to be an interesting person and a knowledgeable critic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Grandchild, This Is Me

Dear Grandchild, This Is Me, by Waterbrook [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook/Multnomah Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I have no children (to say nothing of grandchildren), I found this particular project … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Colossal Wreck

A Colossal Wreck:  A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, And American Culture, by Alexander Cockburn This book was a colossal wreck, so I can’t exactly call it false advertising.  That doesn’t mean that this book was anything other than … Continue reading

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