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Bookshelf Biography

My grandfather lived a life that was full of movement. He was always very active, a hard worker, and seemed to have endless amounts of physical energy. I remember watching him work as a child, fascinated by his strength. His … Continue reading

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My Year in Reading 2013

When the end of the year rolls around, that means A Year in Reading will be coming out at The Millions, and I always look forward to following it throughout the month of December. It is always interesting to see which books … Continue reading

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Darkness

The World is Dark “We look for light, but there is darkness!” (Isa. 59:9 NKJV) Recently, there has been a lot of darkness around here. Some of the worst power cuts in years have left the city of Niamey in … Continue reading

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My Year in Reading – 2012

Once again, The Millions has put up their A Year in Reading 2012, and once again, I am copying them (just like I did last year). In 2012 I did a lot of catching up. I read a lot of books … Continue reading

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14 reasons you should read Homesick

I just finished reading Homesick by Eshkol Nevo. You should to. Here are some reasons why. *Note – They are not listed in order of importance. Also, there are some serious-ish spoilers in here, so if you haven’t read this … Continue reading

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Why I won’t read e-books

The March of Progress The ebook is going to take over. It is inevitable. This essay in The Millions, by Mark O’Connell convinced me. It  is very convincing. It also helped me get a handle on something that I have … Continue reading

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A. J. Heschel #2

Earlier, I wrote about Heschel and his idea of time vs. space, but I wanted to say a few more things on The Sabbath. Then I read this really interesting article in Haaretz about Dror Bondi, an Israeli settler that … Continue reading

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2011

As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every … Continue reading

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My Year in Reading

Every year The Millions has a feature called “A Year in Reading” that I really enjoy. Throughout the month of December, they publish a bunch of short little articles where people of note (most of them writers, but other kinds … Continue reading

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Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mos Def – Time vs. Space

I just finished reading The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel, and I thought it was really great. I had so many observations, that I think I will split them up into two posts. So here is the first one. The … Continue reading

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