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novel vs. novel 4: journeys local and galactic

The two recently read novels I look at today, Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, are, in many ways, like night and day. The two works do have some similarities: they … Continue reading

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Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese: the painful path to forgiveness

Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese My rating: 4 of 5 stars A powerful and unflinching tale of healing and forgiveness. This novel had special interest for this reader for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it is set in … Continue reading

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novel vs. novel 2: men with attitude

Back in August I wrote a post in which I compared two random novels that I happened to have read back to back. Well, that was so much fun I’m going to do it again. How do I happen to … Continue reading

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appointment at Dendera

I continue to work on the climax of The Age of Pisces. I think I have the main climax pretty much roughed in, and I’m focusing on a subplot climax for the same character. In the process of working on … Continue reading

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novel vs. novel

I’m a fiction writer, so I pay close attention to the fiction I read. I’m always looking to learn how other practitioners have done things. What worked for them—and what didn’t? The two novels I’ve read most recently are Grand … Continue reading

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Theosophy by Rudolf Steiner: a field guide to reality

Theosophy: An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and in the Cosmos by Rudolf Steiner My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book speaks with vigor and authority about things that most of us spend our lives studiously … Continue reading

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The Fatherhood Principle by Myles Munroe: making God your role model

The Fatherhood Principle: God’s Design and Destiny for Every Man by Munroe Myles My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you’re a Christian, or are willing to become one, this book lays out a strong and principled approach to being … Continue reading

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Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion by Jane Harrison: what those myths are really about

Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion by Jane Ellen Harrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book, originally published in 1903, is the best thing I’ve found on Greek mythology or Greek attitudes to things of the spirit … Continue reading

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Aristotle, meet Paul. . . .

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, I reached a personal milestone: I finished reading the works of Aristotle. I read them mostly from the 2 volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World that contain his works: volumes 8 … Continue reading

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Doomsday or Dawnsday?

I forget exactly why I bought the book The Population Puzzle: Overcrowding and Stress Among Animals and Men by A. H. “Lee” Drummond, Jr., in October 2009, but buy it and read it I did. It will have been part … Continue reading

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