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Book Review: Witness, by Whittaker Chambers

I am writing while standing on my back deck in the middle of an electrical storm.   I’m cozy and dry under this roof and I hear the rain tattering on the slates above and the lawn below.  It’s not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chronicles, Volume I

If you’ve been reading this blog lately, you know I’ve just finished reading a biography of Bob Dylan.   I wrote a rather long review of the book, Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Biography, by Scott Marshall.  I found the book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life

  Did you write The Book of Love And do you have faith in God above? Do you believe in rock and roll Can music save your mortal soul And can you teach me how to dance, real slow? Don … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soft-Wired

The trouble with trying to write a fair review of SoftWired is avoiding clichés.   There are several that are applicable and so maybe I should just list them here and get them out of the way.  Here they are … Continue reading

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Overtime: New Review

Ellis skillfully fleshes out the complexity of relationships through sports metaphor. The reader need not be fluent in roundball speak to appreciate a story set against a backdrop of free throws and sneakers. His sense of place is soundly developed. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Deep Nutrition”

    I know it is the worst cliché, but it really fits here and nothing else quite does.  This book, Deep Nutrition, by Cate and Luke Shanahan, is a life-changing book. It’s a lot of other things, too. For … Continue reading

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Great News!

Here is the latest review of Overtime on Amazon.com.  I could not be happier about this.  This reader got it – saw everything there is to see in the book. Overtime: A Basketball Parable   5.0 out of 5 stars … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 31

31.     Not long after daylight they arrive. Three trucks and a crew of ten. Hard hats and coveralls.   These are men who know and enjoy their work and they get to it immediately and without fanfare. One of … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 17)

‘ Faithful readers (and not so faithful readers), here is Chapter 17 of my new novel, Overtime: A Basketball Parable.  If you’ve been following this blog, you may be up to date on the story; if not, you might want … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 16)

  16.     In my over forty years of playing and coaching, there was only one game I hoped to lose. It was on December 19, 1969. We were in a holiday tournament and playing Marietta High, an Ohio … Continue reading

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