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for: ‘December, 2009’

On the Brink of a New Year

Do you make New Year’s resolutions?  I have in the past, but they’ve been unrealistic and somewhat discouraging after the first week.  No chocolate until I get down to a certain weight?  Who am I kidding?! I’ve decided to make some realistic changes instead.  Write daily in a gratitude journal.  Read the daily entry in […]

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A Long Way From Tipperary

Although not all of Crossan’s book A Long Way From Tipperary was riveting to me (I skimmed the personal parts, devoured the spiritual thoughts), I found a few nuggets that meant something to me.  [Crossan is an ex-monk, ex-priest who’s written myriads of books on the historical Jesus.] If you, dear reader, have followed my […]

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Paperback of Eve

Good news for all you people waiting to buy the paperback edition of Eve.  It’s out, in bookstores everywhere.  Perfect for your book club.  More gentle on the pocket book. You’ll notice that the publisher has changed the cover art…and shortened the title.  I think it’s eye-catching, don’t you? I’m also happy to add that […]

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I’ve just discovered Lenka (who sounds a little like Regina Spektor or Colbie Caillat or Jaymay, all whom I love). So, dear reader, here’s Lenka.  Upbeat.  Something you could dance to on a Monday morning. Like it? Here’s another one of her songs, cleverly animated: “The Show.”  You can view it here. Happy Monday! [Post […]

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The Shack

I thought I could avoid this little chat altogether until I read Katherine Jeffrey’s review of The Shack in Books & Culture, January/February 2010.  You can read it here. Jeffrey was brief and fair on the literary merit of The Shack.  The book is not beautifully written, but then the message is not in the […]

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