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Chris says... The Best of 2016

For our next round of “Best of 2016” picks, it’s the turn of Chris Downs to break down what he’s enjoyed most over the past twelve months.  945 more words

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My Top Ten Comics of 2016

Hello!  It’s that time of year again… already!  It’s time for my 7th annual countdown of my favourite comics of the year.  And what a year it’s been.  3,124 more words


Living Towards the End

Sermon on Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12k for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, Year A, Dec. 4, 2016

Matthew 3:1-12

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said,

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Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large - in comics?

Arjun Appadurai’s book Modernity at Large. Cultural Dimensions of Globalization was published in 1996 but is based on texts written around 1990. Its core is the chapter, “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy” (27-47), first published as a journal article in 1990. 860 more words


What I've Been Reading: Mini Reviews

Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton

Rating: 3 stars

This is a lovely little novel, with some beautiful prose, and some interesting, though unexplored, thoughts. It is about Margaret Cavendish, a writer in an age when woman did not write, and if they did, they published their works anonymously. 1,435 more words


The Reason and the Goal

It doesn’t show up well enough in pictures, but the quiet of nature and calm I get to enjoy at least sometime during the week are among the main reasons I moved here to this road. 398 more words

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Avengers #1 Review

A Kangucopia, an Immortusbord, a Rama-Tutnami

Mark Waid (W), Mike del Mundo (A, CA), Marco D’alfonso (CA)

Cover by Alex Ross

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Price: $4.99… 861 more words

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