Category Archives: Books

The Reference Book

Our public library recently held its annual book sale. These are held so as to help cull their collection of duplicate books and to sell donated items and to raise funds for the library association. Patrons were permitted to buy … Continue reading

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I Like To Read

We learn by example, by listening, and by reading. That’s the truism I learned early on. It didn’t have to be drummed into my head, though. The statement was an affirmation of my personal experience. Some of my earliest boyhood … Continue reading

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Balanced Living

One doesn’t need to browse the Web very long in order to stumble across some expert or authority writing or talking about the need for balance in our lives. Certainly, there are numerous websites, books, and seminars that focus on … Continue reading

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Time Tourism

In 1952, Ray Bradbury published a short story called “A Sound of Thunder”. The tourist, Eckles, takes a time travel journey to the age of the dinosaurs in search of a Tyrannosaurus rex. He was ordered not to deviate from … Continue reading

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Pondering Character

I heard the comparison during a late night interview shows on a network radio station back in the day. It may have been with Larry King or one of the other big-name broadcast journalists of the early 1980s. The interviewer’s … Continue reading

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How Fascism Works (Review)

Many voters and political observers have noticed an ever-expanding trend of authoritarianism in the United States and in several other nations. Several of these observers have drawn parallels between the current state of affairs and the rise of fascism and … Continue reading

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The Night Tommy Swanson Died (Review)

My expectations about YouTuber Jack Merridew’s third short book were spot on. The book is a macabre commentary on growing up gay in America. The Night Tommy Swanson Died is a more eloquent offering than his first book Fireworks Over … Continue reading

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