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Mar 4

Secrets

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 in Education, Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values

communicationcomputer-23713_640Charles Dickens wrote, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”

We are fascinated by secrets, rumors and gossip.

I used to be offended by a statement like that until it became obvious.

“Obvious?!?”, someone might argue.

Maybe secrets, rumors and gossip are not the fascination of everyone, but how else can you explain:
– The popularity of fantasy sports & their paid “Insider” features
– The popularity of TMZ & the volumes of celebrity gossip
– The illegality of insider trading
– The mumblings and rumblings as most school lunch tables

Mar 3

Lit! by Tony Reinke

Posted on Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Reviews

coverLit! may not appeal to all mysilentscream readers, but I liked it way more than I thought I might.

Lit! subtitled, “A Christian Guide to Reading Books” by Tony Reinke would never had landed on my reading list except for three things:

My friend Tonya recently sent me English Literature recommendations.

My friend Isaac and I read and discussed Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.

And, John Piper tweeted: Tony Reinke’s “Lit” for 99 cents in the Kindle store. I loved reading this book. Makes you want to read. http://dsr.gd/WaktDQ