This one would challenge even Rory Gilmore

A new year is always a fine time for a reading challenge; I issued my first for 2022 back on January 3rd with a challenge to read books published 100 years ago in 1922. I’m never satisfied with just one, though, so I here’s another that even Rory Gilmore would…

Chaos was so much simpler then

Long before we were subjected to the-world-is-ending films like The Day After Tomorrow and 2012, there were movies that presented potential disasters that didn’t require taking a position on global warming or believing that the earth’s core could suddenly overheat. In the 1970s, our chaos was more practical: fire in…


Let’s meet the great Spanish Saint

Several months ago I wrote a piece about St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order. In today’s installment of “Three Minutes with the Saints,” we look at the founder of another well-known religious order, the Order of Preachers; they are better known today as the Dominicans, and their…

Paul Combs

Writer, bookseller, would-be roadie for the E Street Band. My ultimate goal is to make books as popular in Texas as high school may take a while.

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