Naming. Power. Writing. Power. Naming is such a buzz phrase these days. Current hot topic, especially with the feminists. Because it's true power. For instance, I am writing a story. Even now, as we speak. Even now, as you read this. I will write a character into the text. I will name him. What? I'm not sure yet. But I will create him and he will owe his very existence to me. Pretty God‑like, don't you think? Power. Naming. I'm a writer. Or at least I think I am. Well, I speak as a writer.

Book Review: Bart Ehrman’s Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth

Well, unfortunately I'm rather livid at the moment because even though I had written I do not have the time or energy for a proper review due to severely bad health and a late time of night, I had just spent 1.5 hours working on the BEGINNING of a review, presumably saving as I went …

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Some More Book Reviews

Being There by Jerzy Kosiński My rating: 5 of 5 stars Postmodern brilliance. Stunning in what is says in what it doesn't say. I actually prefer Kosinki's The Painted Bird, which is a little more brutal, but I honestly think Being There is the author's best truly "postmodern" work, translated well to the screen, and …

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Finally! A Few (Brief) New Book Reviews

Those of you who have been with me for a long time may remember I used to constantly write book reviews, for years, and in some cases, some very thorough, comprehensive in depth ones that took a long time to write. Unfortunately, my health really plummeted a few years ago and has gotten progressively worse …

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RRR Pushcart Prize Nominees

Congratulations to our 2012 Ray's Road Review Pushcart Prize nominees: Jessica Tyner – “Speleology,” Summer 2012 A.D. Winans – “No Questions Asked,” Spring 2012 Amanda Rachelle Warren – “In Amber,” Summer 2012 Brad G. Garber – “Where We May Be Found,” Fall 2012 Christin Rice – “Bring Your Soul to Work Day,” Fall 2012 Nels …

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The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I've really been developing a new appreciation of Philip K Dick and his books lately. Serious appreciation. Like everyone else who grew up watching Blade Runner, I loved the novel that inspired it. I recently started getting into his short stories and have been …

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