Category Archives: Books

Entering the Every

For the first time in months, I’ve changed the “currently reading” information on the side of this page.  I finished A Secular Age by Charles Taylor last night around 11:00.  I’d made that commitment earlier in the day and then, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Reading Journey

So last week I looked into purchasing an old novel by George MacDonald (an inspiration of C. S. Lewis).  When it arrived, I realized that I had not read the “fine print” well- the “scholar’s edition” that I had purchased … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Celebrating Summer Reading

A day late for this, but better late than never.  That’s especially true when you get a quip about summer reading.  Yesterday’s four-color Frazz by Jef Mallett: We had an overcast, drizzly Independence Day here in Honolulu.  And not much … Continue reading

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A Kind of Summer Ending

It’s June 30th, which means I’m unofficially bringing a certain phase of “summer vacation” to an end.  June has been good: a quality trip home, a few weeks to (re)establish some daily and weekly rhythm and routines, good sleep and … Continue reading

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Short Season of Sequels

I finished Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary a few days ago.  It’s the kind of novel that almost demands a sequel (or at least a second novel that dovetails with missing but intriguing plot points).  Sequels are always a little … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Spacial Intelligence

Turns out there’s intelligence on both sides of the console, Caulfield and Frazz . . . Today’s outer-space Frazz reminds me of my current fiction read: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.  I was lucky to read Weir’s first book, … Continue reading

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What We Hear before We See

I’m about halfway through Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.  I’ve spent most of my life with a vague sense of the story.  The title has been popping up here and there these last few years, including a recent … Continue reading

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Start of Summer Words

Thanks to extra concurrent-learning prep during fall break 2020, the summer vacation has started earlier for me and my co-workers.  Our last official day of work was this past Friday, and that was mostly meetings and planning for said meetings.  … Continue reading

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Learning from a Vocational Tale

I recently got around to reading James K. A. Smith’s essay on how his sense of vocation has been changing over these last couple of years.  He wrote it for Christian Century for their “How my mind has changed” topic.  … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: On Summer Reading

You can always count on Caulfield to get something right about the current moment.  This time around, it’s summer reading: It’s like packing for a trip: I throw in way more books than I should.  And then the one’s I … Continue reading

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