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Literature

All Stories Exist For A Reason

My latest favorite author is Cressida Cowell, author of the profound and enchanting "How To Train Your Dragon" series, on which the popular Dreamworks movies are based. Hiccup is an endearing hero. He uses his brains instead of his brawn. He is kind instead of merciless. He forgives instead of killing. He speaks intelligently instead… Continue reading All Stories Exist For A Reason

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Poetry

Childhood’s Last Summer—My First Short Story—Has Launched

My first short story launched on Amazon on Thursday. I was incredibly touched by the messages and reviews from friends, acquaintances, and strangers. It feels good when someone you barely know buys your story. You know they're not buying it because you're family. Here are some of the reviews and tweets.     If you want… Continue reading Childhood’s Last Summer—My First Short Story—Has Launched

the detective's assistant by kate hannigan
Book Reviews

The Detective’s Assistant Review

Did you know that Pinkerton's hired the first lady detective? Her name was Kate Warne, and her story is partly told in the delightlful and touching middle grade novel The Detective's Assistant, by the lovely Kate Hannigan. There are so many wonderful things in this story. A few who worked on the Underground Railroad, even… Continue reading The Detective’s Assistant Review

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Interview of Sarah Delena White: Author of Halayda—Launching March 25

I have the privilege of interviewing my dear friend Sarah Delena White on her upcoming beautiful fantasy, Halayda. (Or is it Phantasie, like George MacDonald spells it?) Don't forget to pre-order the book here. Sarah and I share a love of George MacDonald, Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, tea, Messiah College, late night impromptu walks and… Continue reading Interview of Sarah Delena White: Author of Halayda—Launching March 25

Life, mgp

In The End There Will Be Resolution

The finish line belongs to those who never give up. There will be Dry desert days. More doubt than faith. More darkness than light. But you don't have to see to believe. You don't have to feel to know. You don't have to experience to be sure. In the end there will be— The reward of… Continue reading In The End There Will Be Resolution

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5 Favorite Excerpts from 5 Favorite Books

"But she had the German penchant for telling people off, and she died alone at 81, having scolded away all her friends." Because I am of Austrian/German heritage, I never forgot these words I read in William Zinsser's book, On Writing Well. “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness… Continue reading 5 Favorite Excerpts from 5 Favorite Books

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God May Be Younger Than We Are

Our children show us what the world could be like. Our children are the ever second chance of the human race. They are the sign that "God may be younger than we are." He may say, "let's have another sunrise." (G.K. Chesterton). He is not wearied by the world's problems the way we are, groaning… Continue reading God May Be Younger Than We Are