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Little White Lies?

    In yesterday’s class it became obvious that most if not all of us subscribe to the idea that a little white lie never hurt anybody.  Hiding the truth or inflating things a little bit can keep others from … Continue reading

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Night Post, February 15, 2018

      Don’t go out into that night. My gosh, Susan, only down the street.  Light everywhere.  You know every house here.  What is wrong? Just don’t go.  Not now.  Not tonight. I won’t, of course.  But why?  Why … Continue reading

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Evening Post, February 15, 2018

Readers; Here is another draft chapter of my novel in progress.  The story is about a woman whose husband dies in mid life.  She, childless, inherits some money – not a fortune, but enough to make herself comfortable for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: 12 Rules for Life

  I have just finished reading Jordan Peterson’s new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and I feel like I have been in a fight. But it’s a good fight.  The very kind of fight we long … Continue reading

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Morning Post, February 11, 2018

.   There is snow everywhere It blankets the rooftops of the houses along the streets And sits in tufts on the branches of the symmetric evergreens In the late twilight the county streetlamps make bright circles on the snow … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson, Eugene Peterson and The Apostle Paul

What kind of book is Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life?   Is it self-help, or is it a book about faith?  Does it prescribe self-reliance or does it point to Christ as the means of salvation – as the … Continue reading

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Twelve Rules for Life – Or Death?

In my last post I cited Walker Percy’s observation that this modern age is one of “theory and consumption.”     That means, according to Brian A. Smith in his commentary on Percy, that: Americans are a sad people, and we commonly … Continue reading

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Twelve More Rules: Really?

  You already know, if you read this blog regularly, that I am a consistent reader of Rod Dreher.  He blogs extensively – actually, almost manically at times – over at The American Conservative.  He writes about the intersections between … Continue reading

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Evening Post, January 30, 2018

Here is a first draft of a chapter of my novel in progress.  Comments are appreciated.   It was a rare bright day in February and the bank parking lot was dry except for the six-foot-high pyramid of snow that … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, January 29, 2018

  The frost is white upon the grass Look now, the moment passes fast       copyright 2018

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