Author Archive for: Tracey

Taking Books Out of Context Has Never Been so Fun

Normally I would say the best thing to do with a book is to read it. But if…

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Let a Book Be Your Umbrella

It’s raining as I write this. Rain is a good thing. It brings life and growth…

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‘Metaphors be with you’ is a literal treasure chest

Okay, I lied. The book “Metaphors Be With You,” by Dr. Mardy Grothe, is…

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Did the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil make us judgmental?

On the same day the term “expressive individualism” caught my ear, Greg…

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Joy to the World! But what about me?

If you’re not feeling the joy of the season, you’re not alone. Many people…

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What’s in a face?

A friend of mine recently lost some weight. When I told her how great she looked,…

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Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist. By Karen Swallow Prior

I enjoyed Karen Swallow Prior’s amazingly well-researched and nicely nuanced…

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A Happy Tune

Whistling, according to a study from the University of New South Whales, makes…

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Seeing the Bigger Picture

Yesterday the Princeton, Minnesota, school district held an election. Voters…

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Smith: “The Secular is Haunted”

Last night James K. A. Smith, philosophy prof at Calvin College and editor of…

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