Monthly Archives: November 2013

My Inner Turkey

God got tired of animal sacrifices and “burnt offerings” ages ago (Psalms 40:6) and yet somehow we still haven’t gotten the message. This is a post-Thanksgiving “post” to assuage my after-the-fact, raging guilt over having yet again stuffed myself silly and had … Continue reading

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Holy Moly! Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer Journal is a Hit!

Marilynne Robinson’s review of this new O’Connor book (really an unedited—by O’Connor– journal written in a spiral notebook when she was but 20 years old and enrolled in the Iowa Writer’s Workshop) is both stimulating and revealing. Robinson was an inspired … Continue reading

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“Of the Making of Books There Is No End”

Of the making of books there is no end, and too much study is wearisome to the flesh. –ECCLESIASTES 12:12 NKJ Love this photo and thought you might appreciate it too. Don’t know who shot it, but I wish I … Continue reading

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Art Is Not for Everybody

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A Rare and Precious Gift – “What’s So Funny” Part Two

“Humor has in it a liberating element … “It refuses to be hurt by the arrows of reality or to be compelled to suffer. It insists that it is impervious to the wounds dealt by the outside world, that these … Continue reading

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The Rigors of Writing and The Shocking Plunge into Reality

Though I still have my hair and teeth, I can attest to the truth of O’Connor’s ballsy statement. I would  add that The Plunge into Reality is also often highly disruptive, can make a mess of the rest of one’s life, … Continue reading

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Finally! A Tutorial for Book Busters and Writer Biters!

[Just have to pass this on] Attn.:  Book Trolls, Author Flamers Running out of helpless, vulnerable life forms to torment? Can’t get a rise outta any old author anywhere anymore? Check it out, you vermin and varlets– 14 Ways to Tick Off … Continue reading

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