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Trouble No More & A Poet’s Connection With the Spirit Guide

TROUBLE NO MORE: THE BOOTLEG SERIES – VOLUME 13 (1979-1981). Bob Dylan. Columbia Records. “An artist doesn’t work for money, or for God, or for the audience, or for personal … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Realms of God

THE REALMS OF GOD. Michael Livingston. TOR. There is, of course, nothing new in placing supernatural fiction in the context of a historical setting. Two of the best-known examples of … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis Delivers A Message For Christmas

HAPPINESS IN THIS LIFE. Pope Francis. Penguin Audio. This selection compiles a series of homilies and speeches by Pope Francis meant to enlighten hearts and broaden our understanding of ourselves … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

I Want To Go To Lithuania Looks At How To Understand Aging Parents

I WANT TO GO TO LITHUANIA, OR HOW TO HAVE FUN WITH YOUR AGING PARENTS. Christina Britton Conroy. Illustrations by Larry Conroy. Black Lyon Publishing. The odds are decent that … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black Goat Blues Recalls Gaiman & Hammett

BLACK GOAT BLUES. Levi Black. Tor Books.  I was reading Levi Black’s latest novel and, it being past my bedtime, I dozed off into dreams. And in one of those dreams, Neil … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rediscovering Mick Ronson

BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY. An Emperor Media Ltd production. Produced and directed by Jon Brewer. MVD. This new DVD spotlights the work of Mick Ronson – an often … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rounding Up the TV Scene

The problem with television is that it has so many good shows these days. Makes you miss the old “vast wasteland days” doesn’t it? No, me neither. There are plenty … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joan Osborne Covers Dylan’s Forgotten Classics

SONGS OF BOB DYLAN. Joan Osborne. Womanly Hips Records. We first became aware of Joan Osborne’s ability to interpret Bob Dylan during her 1999 collaboration with the poet himself on … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Inside Story On Managing Your Memory

SEVEN STEPS TO MANAGING YOUR MEMORY: WHAT’S NORMAL, WHAT’S NOT, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Andrew E. Budson. Maureen K. O’Connor. Oxford University Press. If Douglas Adams hadn’t already … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment
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