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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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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 unsung … Continue reading

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how to read a book, point #1

  I’ve been reading Mortimer Adler’s famous book, How To Read A Book.   This invites jokes, I know.   If you don’t already know how to read a book, how in the world are you going to read the book that … Continue reading

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Finishing Witness

      An autumn scene at the Pipe Creek Farm in Maryland, once owned by Whittaker Chambers.         I don’t know if I have ever read a longer book in my life.   Witness is over … Continue reading

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An Untold Story

  If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’ve been reading Whittaker Chambers’ book, Witness.   It’s an autobiographical book; the story of his journey into and out of Communism and his consequent ordeal as a witness for … Continue reading

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As Promised . . . .

    Here it is, folks, as promised.  My latest novel for 99 cents.  If you like the writing on this blog, you’ll like the book.  Take a look at the reviews by clicking here. Don’t think you have to … Continue reading

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For My Followers

One of the really great things about blogging is having followers.   It’s even more exciting when you realize – as is quite true for this blog – that these faithful readers are all over the world.  I live in … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

    I’d like to think that my lag in blogging these last few days is caused by an immersion in serious reading.  I’ve been dipping into two books, both of them long, both of them challenging and both of … Continue reading

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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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