Finding Livelihood (Nancy Nordenson, 2014)

Books

Contemplating work and rest I’m not certain I can describe this clearly, but I’ll try. There are two sorts of nonfiction books worth reading.…

The Art of Mary McCleary

Art / Books

I have never seen a work by Mary McCleary in person but wish I could. She makes collages, merging pieces of string, bits of…

The Faithfulness of Sadao Watanabe

Art / Books

I remember when I first fell in love with the art of printmaking. Somehow I came across the woodblock print by Albrecht Durer, Four…

Darwinism falters over language

Books / Pluralistic World

If you have never read Tom Wolfe, you will have to take my word for it that he loves language. As a journalist, novelist…

Black Ops Advertising (Mara Einstein, 2016)

Books

Blurring lines, ads go undercover Not too long ago it seemed that the understanding was that there should be a bright line drawn between…

Just What Are We Doing?

Books

Early in America’s War for the Greater Middle East, Andrew Bacevich relates a simple yet striking fact. “From the end of World War II…

Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson, 2014)

Books / Community

A story of justice and redemption The title I’ve chosen for this review is the subtitle of the book, Just Mercy I am eagerly…

Music Born of Faith

Books / Music

Most people have heard the music of Arvo Pärt—even if they are unaware of it. It has been featured in the soundtracks of numerous…

Home (Marilynne Robinson, 2008)

Books

No Place At Home I never finished reading Marilynne Robinson’s earlier novel, Gilead (2006), though I always intended to get back to it sometime.…