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Book Review: Natural Born Heroes

        I think someone once said that the farther we get away from historical events the better we understand them.   World War II is almost beyond living memory now and yet stories keep emerging about till-now … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World of Yesterday

    I’m sixty-five years old. I’m educated and I have spent a good deal of my leisure reading and watching movies. After reading this book I find it hard to believe that I had never heard of Stefan Zweig … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lay Down Your Arms

  Bertha Von Suttner C.S. Lewis placed great value on the reading of old books.   He said that a person ought to read at least two “old books” for every new book read. He argued that old books serve … 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 for if … 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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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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Book Review: Lay Down Your Arms

Bertha Von Suttner C.S. Lewis placed great value on the reading of old books.   He said that a person ought to read at least two “old books” for every new book read. He argued that old books serve to … Continue reading

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Just One Click!

      Here is one of the many positive reviews of my novel, Overtime: A Basketball Parable:   This is a poignant book. At first it seems like “Field of Dreams–Basketball.” Once you push past the initial parallels, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Prayer for Rain

Here is Andrew Spradling’s  thoughtful and well deserved review of Joseph Bird’s novel, A Prayer For Rain. Joseph Bird‘s forte as a writer is in portraying inner struggle. The likeable protagonist in A Prayer for Rain, Trevor Larson, has his dreams … Continue reading

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