Post Masonry – Style 2

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Why Is Culture Important?

There are only so many decisions you can make in isolation. Without other people’s input,…

poster of The American, a film starring George Clooney from 2010

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

This is a cold movie. No, it’s a FREEZING cold movie! (WARNING: some story spoilers…

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Loneliness of Learning

I’m at a seaside resort somewhere in the Aegean. I’ve just visited the Temple of…

painting of Narcissus by Caravaggio

Narcissus And Scholarship Revisited

Yesterday, I received a postcard from a friend studying in Rome that had the Italian…

Poster of film called Intermission, 2003

Movie Review: Intermission (2003) A “Romantic Thriller” That Parodies Itself

Intermission, director John Crowley’s first film, is supposed to be a film about “life is what…

Jose Saramago

José Saramago and the Reconstruction of Novel as an Inner Monologue

After having weathered the post-modernist deconstructionist storm of the last fifty years, I think the…

The Poetic Voice of Generation Me

Poets from around the world—from Vietnam and the Netherlands and Brazil and Canada, quite different…

man watching a presentation streaming on the internet

Wake Up, Church! The Time Has Come for Pastors of Online Ministry

Have you noticed that the larger churches have made some serious upgrades to their website…

Welcome Back, Dexter

It is finally October. Yes, my favorite month is here. Fall is in full swing.…

Book Review: Warbreaker

lthough there is a sufficient number of titles to grant “fantasy” a section separate from…

Growing Up with Science Fiction in the 1940s

When I was a kid, I bought my first science-fiction magazine at the age of…

RIP Reading Rainbow

“Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high” ok now many of know…