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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Review: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

| July 31, 2010

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles My rating: 5 of 5 stars UPDATE: Win a copy of The War of Art by clicking here! (Enter by 8/22/2010) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles goes on my short shelf of […]

Truth and Accuracy

| May 29, 2010

“He was one of those people who went through history picking and chooising and embellishing.” She paused. “Still, I guess when you look at it now, one meaning can be true and the other can be accurate.” From No Great Mischief by Allistair MacLeod Purchase this book using the link below and support this site. […]

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn – A Review

| May 21, 2010

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Historical fiction is a daring enterprise, which is a polite way of saying that it borders on the foolhardy at one extreme and the arrogant at the other. If attempting to recreate a time and place neither author nor reader […]

On Teaching and Card Sharpin’

| March 22, 2010

“Lord…how did you get from tutorin’ to stealing at cards?” “They’re not so far apart. Both take a kind of persuasion.” – from The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn

My Best Reads of 2009

| December 7, 2009

In no particular order, here is my list of the best books I read during this past year The Sacredness of Questioning Everything – David Dark Definitely the one book with the most profound effect on me this year. Dark says not only is it not damaging to a life of faith to question everything, […]

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