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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Posted by Sherry on 6/20/2017 in Biography/Memoir, Current Events |

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Former Marine and Yale Law School graduate J.D. Vance has an unconventional background for a man with such credentials: he grew up in poor, dysfunctional, hillbilly family from northern Kentucky, mostly living in the lower-class neighborhoods of Middletown, Ohio. His mother […]

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The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher

Posted by Sherry on 6/15/2017 in Christian Life, Church, Community, Current Events, General, Nonfiction |

So, I’m usually a day late and a dollar short when it comes to talking and writing about the “buzz books”—the ones everyone seems to be discussing at any given time. And since I was on a blog break for Lent, that makes me even later in my entry to the discussion. Nevertheless, I did […]

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An Open Letter to Fellow Christians Who Plan to Vote for Donald Trump

Posted by Sherry on 10/10/2016 in Christian Life, Church, Current Events, General |

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, First of all, as I have made clear on this blog and on Facebook, I will not be voting for Hillary Clinton or for Donald Trump. Neither candidate is even minimally qualified to be President of the United States of America, a country I love and pray for in […]

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Posted by Sherry on 9/12/2016 in Christian Life, Current Events, General, Nonfiction |

With recent events across the nation, the deaths of several unarmed black men, the deaths of policemen, Just Mercy is an incredibly timely read. As I read, I came to a new understanding of just how the deck is stacked against poor criminals and poor criminal suspects in particular, even as I questioned the author’s […]

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Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Posted by Sherry on 6/28/2016 in Current Events, General, Young Adult Fiction |

I have very mixed feelings about this book. First of all, it deals with a subject that is timely and necessary and at the same time horrible and unsavory. I wish it would go away, but it won’t, and ignoring it won’t make it not be. The subject is rape and sexual assault. If you […]

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Thank You, #NeverTrump

Posted by Sherry on 5/9/2016 in Current Events |

The following pundits, pols, and celebs have indicated that they will NOT support Donald Trump: Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) Gov. Charlie Baker (Mass.) Brian Bartlett, former Mitt Romney aide and GOP communications strategist Glenn Beck, radio host Michael Berry, radio host Max Boot, former foreign policy adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Brent Bozell, conservative […]

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Scottish Chiefs and the Morning After

Posted by Sherry on 5/4/2016 in Adult Fiction, Current Events, General, Historical fiction, Scotland |

Last night, after grieving over the news and the state of our country, I took up my book and began to read. After all, it’s what I do. When times are bad or times are good, I read. I had already decided on a journey to Scotland for the month of May, and Scottish Chiefs […]

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My Personal Statement on Donald Trump and the Republican Primary

Posted by Sherry on 2/28/2016 in Current Events, General |

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; […]

Cyber Attack by Martin Gitlin and Margaret J. Goldstein

Posted by Sherry on 9/28/2015 in 2015, Current Events, General, Nonfiction |

Well, I certainly know a lot more about cyber crime and computer security and hacking than I did before I read this young adult nonfiction treatment of the history and current state of cyber attacks on the information we keep in our computer networks, thumb drives, hard drives, cell phones and and other internet connected […]

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Quoting . . .

Posted by Sherry on 3/19/2014 in Blogamundi (Links), Current Events, General |

Will Duquette at Patheos: “Facebook is a good servant but a poor master. I’ve got to learn to keep it in its place.” From wordsmith.org: “I think I am a verb instead of a personal pronoun. A verb is anything that signifies to be; to do; to suffer. I signify all three.” ~Ulysses S. Grant […]

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