Category Archives: Reading

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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Local Celebrity Status: Moderate

It would seem that a local magazine, Enjoy, got some notion that my constantly-evolving diversity would be interesting, so they did a story on me. As a pre-emptive measure, I’d like to say to those that actually take the time … Continue reading

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In the hopper

Because Steve said it was good. He was right.   

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What book is Lincoln holding?

(Note: this blog post was written via voice to text on extremely bumpy bus ride headed out of Boise Idaho back towards Northern California) This photo was taken February 5, 1865 in Washington DC, in the studio a photographer Alexander … Continue reading

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Topic of Discussion: Flannery O’Connor

I’m doing this because it has been twice suggested to me that this would be a cool idea. So I’m tossing this out there: who has read O’Connor’s short story A Temple of the Holy Ghost? Thoughts? Observations?

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Books found while on the lam in Boise

It literally becomes incumbent upon me to try to slither I to a used bookstore in any twin I happen to be in other than my own. Boise Idaho was no different. And I found two. I also managed to … Continue reading

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Reading: The Terrible Speed of Mercy. A spiritual biography of Flannery O’Connor

I’m just going to have to admit that this woman is easily as fascinating as her work. I’m barely into the third chapter, and it becomes obvious that her awareness of the human condition was extraordinary. But the way she … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor and the inevitable need for a Palette cleanser 

In October of 1992, a long-haired, erstwhile rock star boarded a cruise ship and sailed towards the Virgin Islands. That would-be guitar god was me. An unrefined and generally self-absorbed bit of stock I was. Part of the way my … Continue reading

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Video: Skulking around my favorite bookstore

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Resetting the brain (otherwise known as “getting away from screens”)

I’m not going to sit here an blow conjectural smoke at you as if I never pick up a smart phone anymore.  But my well-documented neurological downsides that stem from too much screen time was–and I emphasize WAS–cutting into my … Continue reading

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