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I Remembered “Roof Brain Chatter” but Not Much Else

The Crack in the Cosmic Egg (1971) I read a lot of books in the second half of the 1970’s. This may have been one of them. For sure, I recognize the cover image, but most of the content eludes … Continue reading

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New Testament Scriptures: Apostolic or Apologetic?

Forged (2011) The author of this book contends that most of the books of the New Testament are forgeries. That’s not really a surprise, unless you are a fundamentalist Christian and believe that the Bible is the “Word of God”. … Continue reading

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“Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow…”

Joy Davidson (April 18, 1915 – July 15, 1960) Joy Davidson originally married C.S. Lewis to avoid being deported after her visa expired. It was a marriage of convenience that turned into something more for both of them, because they … Continue reading

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What’s All This About a “Poached Egg”?

Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963) This post is in response to a HillFaith post I got in my email account today. Now, I have a great respect for C. S. Lewis. My parents thought he … Continue reading

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Meet the Man who Proved the Maxim “As Above, So Below”

Claudius Ptolemy (100 AD – 170 AD) You might reasonably expect that the man who brought the ancient art of astrology into the ‘modern’ age would at least have a horoscope. Unfortunately, none exists, so I cannot show you his … Continue reading

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When an Author Names a Character to Make a Point

Les Misérables: Cosette It’s a very wee example of the irony that comes from the naming of characters in a story. Victor Hugo has an advantage over the rest of us: he was there during the Paris uprising. So, whether … Continue reading

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From Where Exactly Did the OO7 Designation Originate?

Ian Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) I knew I’d get around to this individual eventually. His story reads like a spy novel, full of twists and turns, and unexpected resolutions, including James Bond’s number. I have rectified … Continue reading

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Is This More “Proof” of Reincarnation?

Branwell Brontë (June 26, 1817 – September 24, 1848) I have not read this book yet, although I do have a digital copy on my computer. But I know, from reading about it, that Daphne du Maurier thought her husband … Continue reading

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Was There Anyone More Miserable Than This Man?

Victor Hugo (February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885) It’s not often that an individual can know exactly when he was conceived, but Victor Hugo did, and he encoded the date into one of his most famous stories. Since Hugo’s … Continue reading

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Was “Jane Eyre” the Precursor of “Rebecca”?

Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) I’m finally reading “Manderley Forever” the story of Daphne du Maurier’s life. In it, I’m beginning to get an inkling that the Brontë sisters had more of an influence on Daphne … Continue reading

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