Monthly Archives: June 2015

Spotlight: Avengers – Captain America/Steve Rogers

“Avengers Assemble!” You know, readers, it was not that long ago that I had no idea who Cap was. My first taste of Marvel stories were TV shows about the X-Men and/or Spider-Man. Cap showed up very rarely in either … Continue reading

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Being a Victim

For a long time, maybe even since the stormy night of her eighth birthday and the frenzied palmetto beetle, she’d known that being a victim was often a choice people made. As a child, she hadn’t been able to put … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Fathers. They are not thought on very much today. In some ways, their position has gotten a worse rap than motherhood. Yes, some of them are downright subhuman, but so are some mothers. (Catherine the Great was not very well … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ballad of the White Horse

Here again I speak of a favorite author just lately mentioned, readers. G. K. Chesterton’s Ballad of the White Horse was recommended to me a long time ago, but only recently did I download a copy of the Ballad to … Continue reading

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Pity and Mercy Can Make All the Difference

It seemed to Frodo then that he heard, quite plainly but far off, voices out of the past:             What a pity Bilbo did not stab the vile creature when he had the chance!             Pity? It was Pity that … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The Winter Soldier

If you read a post I wrote last year called “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” then you know I saw and enjoyed the film for which the post is named. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has to be one of … Continue reading

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Power

“Matty,” she said when they were alone, “I am frightened.” “I know, mum. I feel just the same. ‘Tis a power of wickedness there is in the world, and too bad that the likes of you an’ me must suffer … Continue reading

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