Monthly Archives: October 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Notes on Reading.  Nonfiction.  James Rebanks, The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape.  Flatiron Books, 2015. James Rebanks, a sheep farmer in the Lake District of England, describes his work and his life with his extended family of shepherds. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Notes on Reading.  Nonfiction.  Stephen Tomkins, John Wesley: A Biography.  Eerdmans, 2003. This biography is narrated in chronological order, each chapter named for its gist and each chapter using a quotation from a work by John or Samuel Wesley to illustrate … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Notes on Reading.  Fiction.  Sinclair Lewis, Main Street (1920).  Signet Classic, New American Library, 1961. The effect of Lewis’s satire is so powerful that I often become incensed.  So it was with his novel, Elmer Gantry, exposing manipulation and blatant hypocrisy of religion, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

September Into October. Days of overcast, wind, rain.  The local river is at full and overflowing.  Water stands in roads, yards, ditches.  My front porch and welcome mat are water-logged from blown rain.  The back stairs and stoop from the … Continue reading

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