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REVIEW: God Bless Us Every One by Eva Marie Everson

Charlie Dixon is at a crossroads.  Having been released from her teaching job mid-year, she decides to move back home with her grandmother, Sis, and plan her next move.  108 more words

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The Great Book Rescuer Returns

“After only a few minutes I felt I was giving myself to them: like some flower that’s had a dark time growing, opening at last to the sun.”

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Remembering Christian Europe

Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?


Although there is no provision for political parties in the United States Constitution there has been a kind of tacit agreement amongst the liberal ruling elites that there shall be only two competing parties, both of which are liberal. 2,372 more words


Great Expectations

No, I am not talking about the Charles Dickens novel. The higher the goal you set for yourself the bigger the ladder you may need to reach it. 334 more words


A Sobering Christmas Ghost Story: REPOST

It has been three years since this last time that Scrooge: A Christmas Carol was staged and this review was published. It is happening again, and the Friar Family is in it. 830 more words

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Review: Great Expectations

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars to Charles Dickens‘s Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. 283 more words

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The 'self-punishing' negative emotions that cause writer's block can only be cured with a change in routine

Edmund Bergler, a New York Freudian analyst, built a reputation in the 1940s by studying one of the heart-rending problems of literature. He called it “neurotic inhibition of productivity.” It’s usually called “writer’s block” but some prefer to say “blank page syndrome.” That third phrase suggests the terror, the inexplicable creepiness, of intending to write something while a totally white screen stares at you in disappointment. 832 more words