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Warning: Read These Two Books Before Travel

This is a republishing of a quarterly column I write for the “Newsletter of the American College of Mohs Surgeons.” THE OCCASIONAL READER Review of “The Art of Travel” and “Better Than Fiction” The world is a book and those … Continue reading

04. April 2013 by David
Categories: Books, The Occasional Reader, Travel | Leave a comment


The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene My rating: 3 of 5 stars Graham Greene, author of novels and stories in multiple genres, is perhaps best known for his writing concerning the “Bad Catholic.” “The Heart of the Matter” … Continue reading

13. July 2012 by David
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Why Did I Wait So Long to Read This Book? a review of Simone Weil’s “Waiting For God”

How does one offer an opinion much less a critique of a “classic” book? A number of my mentors, thoughtful friends, and respected teachers have noted Simon Weil’s influence and have urged me to read her essays–but I resisted. I … Continue reading

08. May 2012 by David
Categories: art, Books, Christianity, Faith, reading, Simone Weil | 1 comment

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