Golf and the Movies “Tommy’s Honour” A Review by Ellen Bunton

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Arthur Weaver, signed print of Royal and Ancient course at St. Andrews, 1961. Artist: Arthur Weaver Pictures/Getty Images.   ¬†A Review by Ellen Bunton ūüėé (and her eager assistant, Meatball) ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† A Reviewer of Classic Movies Steps […]

A Sermon on John 11.1-45 “Lord, if you had been here”: Genevieve, Paris, and Attila the Hun

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St. Genevieve (422-512) is the patron saint of Paris, France. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†The Rev. Genevieve Nelson has been the¬†deacon at the Episcopal¬†Church¬†of the Good¬†Shepherd¬†in Norfolk, Virginia,¬†for a little over a year. In the best-known story about […]

“On Violence,” A Guest Blog by Steve Wiegenstein

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    ¬†¬†   In Alfred Hitchcock’s “Torn Curtain,” a spy thriller from 1966, Paul Newman and Julie Andrews play a physicist and his assistant/fianc√©e who are sent to obtain secrets from an East German scientist. It‚Äôs not a great movie. The holes in the plot are enormous, and Hitchcock‚Äôs penchant for casting movie idols […]

Mundane Perfection by Rachael Steil: Writer and Runner

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          “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† […]

Christopher Antony Meade on Forgiveness

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  Christopher¬†Antony Meade is one of those shady “friends” who seem to rise to the surface in one way or another on Facebook. ¬†In Christopher’s case, I believe I first saw his name, and the title of his novella, on an authors’ forum for the publisher we share. ¬†As I’ve said in other venues, The […]

A Snowflake from the Blizzard: Why Read?

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FIVE THINGS THAT MAKE BOOKS UNIQUE   Today I am welcoming to The Sunday Blog a very special guest blogger: my friend and colleague, Darrell Laurant, who describes himself this way on his own blog, Snowflakes in a Blizzard: ¬†“I am a 40-year veteran of journalism who retired two years ago to do freelancing full […]

Sydney Scrogham’s Dreams: Introducing a Special Guest Blogger

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  A Young Adult Fantasy Novelist on Writing from the Heart The Dark Alicorn is a character in Sydney’s new fantasy novel for young adults, Chase, just released by Koehler Books.     “My 12 year old version of a Dark Alicorn”¬†   “When I was in high school, I took a creative writing class.¬† […]

Be a Guest Blogger onThe New Sunday Blog: Coming August 15

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Good morning, supporters of Looking for Lydia and this website and blog. Effective this coming Sunday, August 15th, I will be posting weekly on a variety of subjects relevant to both writers and readers. ¬†I hope you will plan to start your week at to see what’s going on. Please share the website and […]

Cousins: Meet Jane Gentry, My Second Guest Blogger

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Two Cousins for All Seasons Dean: In the Acknowledgements at the end of Looking for Lydia; Looking for God, I have written this about my cousin, Jane Gentry, of Mansfield, Texas: “My first cousin, Jane Riley Gentry, has been everything but co-author. ¬†Without her close reading and courageous criticisms it could not have been written.” […]

Perseverance: Meet Mark Slauter, My First Guest Blogger

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Meet Mark Slauter. Mark is a Certified Floodplain Manager with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. ¬†During nearly three decades of professional life, he has been involved with a variety of environmental, land use, emergency management, floodplain management, and legislative projects and programs. Recently, he decided to use a personal story to combine his experience […]