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Sunday in the Park

Sometimes it is nice to get away from all of the craziness of the city and do something you really love to do. One of my favorite things is to lose myself in a good book. 242 more words

Summer Reading is Over

Congratulations to Toni G for being the August Grand Prize Basket winner- enjoy your Kindle and Amazon gift card to get you started.
Congratulations to everyone who participated and made my first Teen Summer Reading Program a success! 41 more words


Summer Reads

This summer has been quite eventful and, surprisingly, productive. I interned at a publishing house in New York (more on this later), and because of that, I read—and I read… 1,556 more words




Classes start tomorrow at Wheaton College, and I am mourning the passing of another summer.  Don’t misunderstand me: I love to teach.  I especially love teaching at Wheaton, where I am surrounded by wonderful colleagues, amazing students, and the daily opportunity to pursue the life of the mind within a framework of faith.  579 more words

Time Out...for Reading

It’s summertime, and thoughts of summer bring to mind pictures of people lounging in the sun, reading. I read all the time for many reasons, but sometimes I like to give myself the gift of reading guilt-free, just for fun. 341 more words


Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury

Bradbury, Ray.  The Toynbee Convector.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988

Today is Ray Bradbury’s birthday.  He would have been 96 today (1920-2012).  He was a futurist and he left us an extraordinary legacy.   834 more words

Good Books

Summer Reading - What's Old Should Be New!

Note: BackChannels’ editor will take reviewer’s copies in advance of publication.

However, this post is simply to pass along a few titles that promise to “entertain, educate, and delight” the reader who has found his way to the intersection of post-Cold War politics and contemporary “hybrid warfare” and terrorism. 243 more words

Conflict - Culture - Language - Psychology