Tag: books

Birthday Materialism

We don’t do Christmas presents around our house – but birthdays are another matter, being that we believe each person should have one day of the year to be really spoiled. And am I ever feeling that way this week! Two dresses, three new… Continue Reading “Birthday Materialism”

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Travels with Mary.

I am mulling over Waiting for Godot while listening to Max Richter’s The Blue Notebooks, and watching the snow fall outside the window. A combination which seems destined to produce an upwelling of emotion if ever there was one. But instead of writing on… Continue Reading “Travels with Mary.”

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Job and the problem of evil.

(My classes start again tonight and I am really looking forward to being the first presenter of the semester. What follows is my presentation on Job to lead discussion). The Book of Job appears in the Bible‚Äôs Old Testament and is written in the… Continue Reading “Job and the problem of evil.”

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Real book magic

On the theme of Sunday. E-books can’t do anything nearly this magical. Books aren’t just about what’s in them, they are a form of beauty unto themselves:

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Book factoid

One more reason E-Books will never be as good as hard copy books: “Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored… Continue Reading “Book factoid”

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