Category Archives: Books

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Birmingham Revolution

Dr. King, “was called to lead an unlikely movement, at a particular moment in time, against an immense system of social injustice.” ~ Birmingham Revolution ~ It was 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama, ground zero in a seminal year of United … Continue reading

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The Unknown Variable, the ‘X’ in Fiction

“Rough business this movie business. I may have to go back to loan sharking for a rest.” – Chili Palmer, Get Shorty – – – – – – – – It’s probably similar for most bloggers – you plan your … Continue reading

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Books vs. Movies – – Movie based on the Book

“And I’m not crazy about yours. I didn’t ask to see you. I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners, I don’t like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings” – Philip … Continue reading

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Book: Sermon on the [pitcher’s] Mound

“I’ve never been very comfortable looking in the mirror. Life can be so much easier without the messy complication of self-examination.”  – Michael O’Connor, talking about the marriage relationship in his book Sermon on the Mound. It seems to me, … Continue reading

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Really, Really, Really . . Good Stories

“Read. Read all the time. Read as a matter of principle, as a matter of self-respect. Read as a nourishing staple of life.” ― David McCullough – It’s a couple of weeks into the New Year and I usually take … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: Nate O’Riley from Grisham’s The Testament

Success had brought him nothing but misery; he couldn’t handle it. Success had thrown him in the gutter – The Testament, by John Grisham – John Grisham’s 1999 novel The Testament begins with an elderly billionaire committing suicide. Moments before … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: David McCullough

“We’re cheating our children. . .the idea that the arts are any less important, any less vital to a culture than history or mathematics or science is a dangerous misconception; bad for the country, bad for our way of life … Continue reading

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