Category Archives: Book Reviews

Reviews of Books that I’ve read.

Comic Books

Most of the books on this site, and most of the books I read, are rather sad. So is much of what I talk about in this blog. It’s part of my vocation, for one thing. Right now there are … Continue reading

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Counterinsurgency at the Super Bowl

I’m watching the Super Bowl, with a team with history and pride against a bunch of transients in the desert. The NFL understands today’s America, blue and red parts, as the numbers suggest. For instance, they had a smart promotion … Continue reading

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Generation X

Back in college, 15 years ago (as I remind myself now), the term Generation X was proposed for my generation, those born after the Baby Boomers. The source of the term is a fictional work, Generation X by Douglas Coupland. … Continue reading

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The Saddest Hoopster

The Bellarmine men’s basketball team is doing well this year. They have not yet been defeated. More people want to attend the games; tomorrow night’s game is sold out. Last year one could just walk into a half open gym. … Continue reading

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Based on a True Story, I think

I have a large backlog of book reviews from this year. Since my completed book shelf is now full, I’ve decided to quickly type them instead of clearing another shelf. There’s nothing like a bad solution to a problem. Anyway, … Continue reading

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The Failed Community

Many Americans have this idea about exceptionalism. America doesn’t have the problems that other places do. We read about Zimbabwe and Darfur and Pakistan, and we often say that those things couldn’t happen here. America’s too good for places where … Continue reading

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I teach Sunday School, @!?#

It’s rare to find a single thing that encapsulates both what I appreciate and what I disdain about a subject. The last minute and a half of this Colbert Report clip. In it, Philip Zimbardo tries to suggest that Lucifer … Continue reading

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The Problem of Founders’ Intent

Bellarmine has an Easter Break, which allows me a little time to post reviews of books I’ve read this winter. The first is What Paul Meant, by Garry Wills. Dr. Wills doesn’t appear to have a Web page, because he’s … Continue reading

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The Coconut Tree

Compared to my last few selections, the two books today target a different audience. The first book is Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. It’s rhythmic, gentle, classic, and well worth a 60th anniversary edition. It even made me laugh … Continue reading

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Millennials, Part 3: Based on a True Story

After covering theology and anthropology, I searched for other views of Millenials. Like the other posts, any view will be a vast overgeneralization, and I’m not claiming otherwise. Even a full page is a snapshot of my thoughts, and these … Continue reading

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