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Interviewing Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night

I’m looking forward, with great excitement, to next Monday’s interview with Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night. The cover of his book notes that: “A brilliantly starry night is one of nature’s most thrilling wonders. Yet in our world of nights as bright as day, most of us no longer experience true darkness.… Continue reading Interviewing Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night

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Following Ruskin’s Lead

John Ruskin was a leading English art critic, social thinker and philanthropist of the Victorian era. He was also a watercolorist who lamented that most individuals do not take the time nor make the effort to see what is right before them. In The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton notes that Ruskin believed one way to “possess beauty… Continue reading Following Ruskin’s Lead

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Unforgiveness: A Loose Cannon Below Decks

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:12-13, NIV, 1984. French author Victor Hugo, best known for Les Miserables and The Hunchback of… Continue reading Unforgiveness: A Loose Cannon Below Decks