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Canada Olympic Park incident: what we know about the injured teens

As Calgarians mourned the loss of twin brothers who died after a tobogganing run that went awry at Canada Olympic Park, a local pastor shared details of some of the other injured teens at a Sunday service. 450 more words


Man Was I wrong about Johnny Football...

I tend to be a “love him or hate him” type of writer/human being. Or rather, “tolerate him out of pity or hate him”, type, as in people either love me or hate me, (not that I either love or hate things/people). 1,244 more words


26 of 366: His Girl Friday

“It all happened in the ‘dark ages’ of the newspaper game — when to a reporter ‘getting the story’ justified anything short of murder. Incidentally you will see in this picture no resemblance to the men and women of the press of today.” 465 more words


5 Old Favorites to Kick Off 2016

More than once in the past five years of writing this blog (sidebar: five years!) have I searched my own archives for a review of a book I later realize I read pre-2010, in those lackadaisical years before I decided to commit my amateur opining to the Internet. 1,195 more words


"The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel" edited by Susan Niditch (Part 1 of 3)

Susan Niditch (editor). The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2016, 567 pp., $195.00 (hardcover).

*I’d like to express my gratitude to Wiley Blackwell for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion. 848 more words

General Musings

New York Times Hands David Carr's Media Column to Jim Rutenberg

The New York Times looked high and low for a potential successor to the popular media column once helmed by journalist David Carr. Editors flirted with the idea of hiring a marquee name from Vanity Fair or NPR. 283 more words