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Eyes on the prize

I’ve been thinking about endings–of movies, of novels.   Specifically, I’ve been thinking about the ending of Green Card, with Andie MacDowell and Gerard Depardieu.  A movie that could almost make me love a Frenchman. (Do we need a spoiler alert for a movie that came out in 1990?  Nah.  But there it is anyway.) Our hero is Georges, a…

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The Internet Monk’s first book

I’m a big fan of the online writings of Michael Spencer, also known as the Internet Monk. Over several years of reading his posts at both the Boarshead Tavern and at Internet Monk, I’ve come to hold him in very high regard. The Boarshead Tavern, a.k.a. the BHT, is a group blog written by a motley crew of Christians from…

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Salinger passes away

J.D. Salinger died today.  I loved Catcher in the Rye when I was a teenager but I’ve never read it a second time. I’ve heard some people say that when they returned to it as adult readers, it had lost most of its appeal.  Maybe it’s only miserable and selfish teenagers who can enjoy reading about another miserable and selfish…

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Fiction, the frivolous kid brother

I think some people see fiction as the frivolous younger sibling of non-fiction. Non-fiction is the responsible grown-up with a real job in the real world, while fiction is the kid brother who goes adventuring in worlds that don’t even exist. In some circles, Kid Brother doesn’t get much respect.  (Granted, some versions of him don’t deserve respect.) But sometimes…

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Great books

Check out the list of “great books to read” that my agent posted on his blog a few days ago. It made me both embarrassed that I haven’t read more of them and happy to be reminded that the world is so full of good books that I’ll never run out of reading material. This afternoon, I wandered over to…

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Anne Rice, Pat Robertson, and me

Although I’m still shaking my head over Pat Robertson’s remarks about Haiti, I have to overlook  my irritation for the moment and direct your attention to the Anne Rice interview with Scott Ross on Robertson’s TV network.  The link goes to a transcript, not video, so you can skim it quickly if you’d like.  Please take a look, even if…

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Writer’s Block

We’ve just come out of a record cold snap. For a day or two, Atlanta had lower temperatures than Anchorage. It wasn’t the kind of weather we were expecting when my husband built a fishpond and waterfalls in the back yard. It was odd to see fish swimming around under the ice. After a few days and nights of sub-freezing…

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Earthquake in Haiti

The news from Haiti is horrifying. A friend of mine from church had been planning to fly there this week to film footage for a ministry that works there. I was hugely relieved to hear that he hadn’t left for Haiti yet. He’s still safe at home with his loved ones. Countless Haitians have no home, no safety, no word…

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Writing is work

Mucking out the office is never fun, but it’s done. I moved piles of useless papers into the trash. Books onto bookshelves. (Fancy that!) Notes, articles, and paperwork into files. Old manuscripts into the closet. Current manuscripts into neat stacks on the proper shelves. As I was digging my way through the bookshelves, I ran across a slender little book…

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

I think I’ve just figured out why I love Advent more than I love Christmas. Christmas is great, of course, especially when my eyes are on Jesus, not on shopping malls or home decor. It’s a joyous celebration. But then it’s over. The tree comes down, the leftovers from Christmas dinner fill the fridge, the truly awful gifts are set…

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