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Why It Matters

“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is no new road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over […]

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Alcohol’s Not the Only Thing That Can Sink You

Well.  I needed this book.  Or the tears streaming from my eyes said I did. And before you say, “But Elissa, why?  You’re not an alcoholic, and you live a pretty good life,” I’m gonna hold my hand up right there, in front of your face, and retort, “But everyone’s got a hell in their […]

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Favorite Library Finds

Brooke Reynolds of Inchmark contributed her Favorite Library Finds to small magazine here.  [Update on 1.3.11: This link is now dead.  The closest I can get to the list is here.]  Such a great list. ‘Tis the season for meaningful and simple gifts, so FYI. Books last almost forever, and they’re great passer-downers.  [Is that […]

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An Out-of-This-World, Non-Traditional Holiday Mix

As promised, I shall give you my best-ever holiday mix.  Are you ready? Each song is linked to a place on the web where you can hear the song, if you’re not familiar with it.  Okay? Have fun! In no certain order… Cryin’ Christmas Tears – Eric Clapton Winter Song – Sara Bareilles & Ingrid […]

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