Category Archives: CS Lewis

In which I blatantly borrow my own Amazon review of Erwin McManus’ “The Last Arrow” and post it here.

Three years ago, when I was 47 and contemplating the horizon of my fifth decade on the planet, I had an introspective fit–the kind that proves that encroaching mortality starts to get in your head. Yet, I’m not sure that … Continue reading

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No really. I’m still here. I’m just here in Portuguese

I could try to take you down every single emotional, situational and logistical rabbit-hole that’s slightly derailed my writing, but I won’t. Here’s the problem with being me: Me. In fact, I named the blog something that was a subtle … Continue reading

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Maslow KNEW I needed you readers!

Call it what you want. the pinnacle altitude on Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, or the Coach seat in Dante’s Inferno. After I read C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce yesterday, I’m half convinced that Larry Flynt has a greater chance of … Continue reading

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Listening while driving

  

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Video: Skulking around my favorite bookstore

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Book introductions, and why I hate them

I now have a rule which is nearly intractable: I am no longer going to read the introduction to a book.  At the very LEAST, I’m waiting until after the book is read by me, before doing so.  And ‘d … Continue reading

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Some days

 I love my Nook. 

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The aesthetics of old books

I happen to be lucky enough to live right near a used bookstore that is a literal BEHEMOTH of a bookstore–I’m talking about the acetone-ridden aircraft carrier with sticks and stacks of shelves . . . two-books deep sometimes, with the … Continue reading

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Lewis 

Sent to me today by a good friend.   

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Sunday’s roundup

So now comes the tug-of-war for my synaptic dedication.  I’ve already managed to pull five or six books off the shelf, assuming this one to be the one I’m going to read next.  And trust me; there is no rhyme … Continue reading

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