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The World’s Second-Oldest Faith

    I don’t come to the scriptures as a sophisticate.   I’m a layman.  An interested, believing, and educated layman, yet I know that those learned in the scriptures might often smile as I recount my reactions to the … Continue reading

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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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Appalachian Spring

When I began this blog I had it in mind that the writing here would be particularly about the Appalachian Mountain area, where I live.  I don’t know if that has really panned out.  I can’t say that I have … Continue reading

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New Novel Chapter

It has been a while since I have posted any new writing on my “Out In The Country” blog, so a few words of introduction are again in order. That blog is a novel in progress.  Today’s post is a … Continue reading

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afternoon poem, February 28, 2017

      In just a little spot of time Take all you ever learned and make it rhyme   In just a moment of the day Take  what you see and write a three-act play   While you are … Continue reading

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Afternoon Post, February 24

I’ve mentioned this before on this blog, but I am writing another novel.  The working title is “Out In The Country” and the theme or subject of the book is fatherhood – particularly fathers and sons.  I’ve put up every … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Genius of Stevie McClure

I read Rod Dreher’s blog regularly.  He’s an Orthodox Christian and, consequently, conservative on issues of morality, but more liberal on economic issues.  I rarely disagree with him and I frequently find myself applauding him for saying things that are … Continue reading

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