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Quote by Mary Austin

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“We are not all born at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later… Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.”

Innocence Project attorney and author discusses wrongful convictions.

Innocence Project attorney and author discusses wrongful convictions. Worth eight minutes of your time. Listen starting at 2:39 until 10:00.   Michael Harvey is an actual attorney who works on wrongful conviction cases who happens to also be an author of legal thriller novels.  This is a very interesting interview, especially between those times listed above.   Enjoy.  Keep yourself… Read more »

Tolkien’s view of love

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It is no news to Tolkien fans that the elven princess Luthien Tenuviel was first seen by the man that would love her forever as she danced among the trees. Tolkien himself recalls in that fictional story the fact that he once saw his own true life love, Edith, as she too danced among the trees. Love is beautiful. It… Read more »

Guidance would be good…

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He would love to give guidance… He would also love to hear more, and get guidance himself. But how…? “for you a thousand times over…” – from The Kite Runner

Three things for which I am thankful…

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1. The Lord of the Rings score by Howard Shore.  2.  The Kite Runner, an amazing novel.  3.  Time to read and reflect on life. 3:33pm Let’s hold to our promises. 

All Good Books Are Alike…

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That’s the thing about pain…

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A wish…

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May Books Be Blessed

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“Books are besieged by a great many embattled enemies… but from books comes the food of the mind. It is not good for the stomach to be without food for a long period, and it is very much worse for the mind.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

Eight Books to Begin a Personal Library for Young Men…

The list was originally going to be for young people regardless of sex, but when considering the different books, I kept getting different results when the intended audience was a female versus a male.  Perhaps a list for young women will someday follow.  For now, Enjoy these selections!  They’ve been quite formative in my own life.  I can hope that… Read more »