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“What Should I Read Next?” podcast does literary matchmaking

I’m home with the flu. Not fun. But the compensation has been giving myself…

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“Wonder”: “now the eyes of my eyes are open” (e.e. cummings)

Paige Micheals is a fifth grader at Princeton Intermediate School. Last month,…

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“Deep Work,” by Cal Newport, offers remedies for distraction addiction

“A deep life is a good life,” claims Cal Newport in his 2016 book “Deep…

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Garrison Keillor: “The meaning of poetry is to give courage”

Garrison Keillor performed Friday night at Bethel University as a fundraiser…

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What are words worth?*

My dad loves to learn new words. He delights in the sound of interesting phrases…

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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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