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A Question of Atheist Scruples – kids and their friends

Apologies for blur; too lazy to find the card again and reshoot. Your 10-year-old son’s best friend is neglected by his single parent. Your house has become his second home. Do you ask his parent to assume more responsibility? It … Continue reading

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Look what I got! A new book!

Rather, a new old one (printed in 1983 – that’s old now, sadly). Someone left it in the staff room at work, likely returned with actual library material and perhaps a faint hope in the heart of the original owner … Continue reading

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So I’m reading this series of books by Carol O’Connell..

I started with one late in the series (see here) but then decided to start at the beginning of the series and read as written. Good grief, these are all (mostly) good books. Didn’t care for the third much, but … Continue reading

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I’m redoing a booklist from 2010

orig post has me bolding the read things, so I’ll do that again. Plus: if I wrote about it, I’ll link to it. 1. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen – i did try it but don’t recall finishing. 2. The … Continue reading

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Apparent proof of Jesus’ brother

Not Bob, actually, but James, and an ancient manuscript outlining Jesus as his brother’s teacher in secret. From Newsweek: Biblical scholars at the University of Texas at Austin discovered the manuscript in the Nag Hammadi Library at Oxford University, where … Continue reading

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Quotable Handmaid

“Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale My banned book club will be discussing this book tonight. The club did read it in May 2011 but we’ve got several … Continue reading

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Mississippi backs away from Mockingbird ban

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic out of my school age history. It’s a book I don’t think I would have picked to read otherwise so I would have missed out one something beautiful and poignant. But, it was … Continue reading

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