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The Come Follow Me theme for the month of August is Marriage and Family. While I don’t have a permanent teaching schedule any longer (I’m Sunday School President for those keeping track of my callings), I do make sure to prepare the youth lesson for Come Follow Me in case I’m called on to substitute a class. So having plunked down on this lovely Saturday night to do my reading, it came from the first [...]

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Job and the Tree of Life

Review: The Tree of Life. Terrence Malick. Format: Film. Viewing: Aircraft. UA963 (FRA->IAD). Thanks United. Rating (of 5): 3.0

This is my first Malick film and as I sit here typing this out, about half an hour after having watched it, I think it’s something that I’ll be thinking on for some time. That means it’s a good one. What bothers me, or maybe bothers is the wrong term, “worries” is better. What worries me [...]

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Nantucket’s former glory

Review: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Nathaniel Philbrick. Format: Audio (Unabridged). Props to Audible. Rating (of 5): 3.5

I attended a lecture several weeks back at UMW as a part of their Great Lives series. Mr. Philbrick was presenting on Custer and Sitting Bull. While the lecture was mildly interesting I was much more intrigued by his background as a yachting and sailing writer and in his National [...]

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