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Jay Brennan
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Review of The Lone Ranger
Since the beginning of motion pictures at the turn of the 20th century, the purpose of movies has been to create illusions that seem real to us.  The story of the Lone Ranger is especially illusory because it is about a radio drama about a comic strip about...
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Peter Ackroyd's, Life of Thomas More
Peter Ackroyd's Life of Thomas More is long and intimidating for a busy person who must squeeze reading into the early morning or late evening hours of a busy schedule. It is not a new book, but like so many of Ackroyd's works,  the quality of the writing a...
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Detroit is bankrupt
From time to time, I cross the border into the United States through Detroit. The city is not a place to stop for gas, take a meal, or visit after dark.  It's reputation is that it is a bad place to live, work, or start a business. It is a place to leave. D...
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Christopher Greenwood (Manafest) "Fighter"
  I enjoy hearing exotic stories about people  who come from another world. Christopher Greenwood (aka Manafest) grew up just down the street here in Toronto, Canada, but he comes from the world of rap music, and the very select group of people that make th...
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Response to John-Peter Smit's, Best Practices: Facing the Future with Joy and Confidence
For decades, Canadian Presbyterians have been declining in number, worrying about the future, and talking about the need for change. Over the years, The Presbyterian Record , has printed many stories about this. The latest is John-Peter Smit's cover story, ...
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Guy Delcambre's Earth and Sky
  Guy Delcambre's book, Earth and Sky (Influence Resources, 2014) is a harrowing read. Delcambre tells of how he and his three young daughters suddenly lost his much-loved wife, Marianne. In Earth and Sky, he presents his personal and spiritual journal thro...
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Romans 3:1-8 Notes
[God's Righteousness Upheld] [3:1] Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? [2] Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. [3] What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nulli...
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Review of Lemony Snicket's The Wide Window
Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler's pseudonym) has become that rare thing: a cool children's author.  A recent reading of Snicket's third book in his series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Wide Window , was a guilty pleasure.  The book begins:  Dear Reade...
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Review of Lemony Snicket's The Dark
Who hasn't been afraid of the dark from time to time? I have been in the city on dark streets, in power black outs, and out on stormy nights. There have been rooms in which I couldn't see the light in front of my face. The forest under a cloudless sky can b...
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Mark Twain and Early Rising
“Give a man a reputation as an early riser and he can sleep 'til noon.” ―  Mark Twain Mark Twain lived in an era of self help books and ambitious go-getters. In protest, he wrote Early Rising, As Regards Excursions to the Cliff House , all about the perils ...
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The Call of the Wild Revisited
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listened to Jack London's, The Call of the Wild today, on a long drive in the car. I was enraptured. What a fine piece of writing.   The novel is about a dog named Buck who passes hands through various human owners. He is taken from a sunny, prosperous, ...
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The Lesson for Leaders from the classic film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid is a dark and anti-corporate film that dances with joy.  It was made in 1969, after all. Butch and Sundance are individuals and friends who are beset by modern life with its corporatism.  One 'corporate team' after another...
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