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On The Right Track, But Wait!

I recently read Richard Russo’s novel, “Nobody’s Fool,” and loved it so much, I immediately read the sequel, “Everybody’s Fool.” “Nobody” is about as witty as anything I’ve ever read and the plot, though scant, is adequate in sustaining an outstanding character study. 557 more words

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"I Can Only Imagine"

I’m a Christian. With that disclaimer, I recently watched and loved the film, “I Can Only Imagine.” I like (almost) all Christian films, even the ones that aren’t very good. 567 more words

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Vampires

When the film, “King Kong,” was released in 1933, the giant ape scared the audience, but the filmmakers must have known that a sympathetic monster trumps a scary one so they made him love a helpless young woman. 554 more words

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Father-Bonding

A decade or two ago, I read that at some point during the birthing process, oxytocin (the “love hormone”) is released into a mother’s system and that chemical causes her to bond with the infant. 569 more words

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Narcissism, Or Just Conceit?

I often write about a major change in my life that started when I was about 30. Up to that point, I didn’t much care if people liked me, so I took pride in speaking what I believed to be the truth, even if it hurt someone’s feelings. 530 more words

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Moral Limits On What We Write

I’m a Christian. Occasionally, I write about Christian dogma in a way that may make me seem a tepid believer, but I’m not, and I set limits on expressing doubts. 551 more words

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New Ideas & The Front Of The Line

When hippy hair and clothes became fashionable in the 1960s, I was troubled by the growing pressure within my teenage cohort to adopt the countercultural uniform. 558 more words

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