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Review: Portrait of an Infidel

Portrait of an Infidel By Michael Vito Tosto After having just gone through a deconversion that was similar to Michael Vito Tosto’s, I was eager to read this book, hoping to find someone to relate to. There is a lot I appreciate about this book. First, the author thinks deeply and (usually) rationally. Also, he … Continue reading

Book Review: The Last Petal Falling

The Last Petal Falling By Lori Arnold McFarlane No thoughtful reader of Lori Arnold McFarlane’s memoir, The Last Petal Falling, could disagree when the author writes: “It would not be hyperbole to say that my faith was the very essence of me.” As is true for many children raised in Christian homes, McFarlane believed in … Continue reading

Apology to my teachers and classmates

That I was a discipline problem in school shouldn’t have surprised my parents. Mama had to give up her baby sitting jobs when I was two after I hit a kid on the head with my plastic hoe and bit the rest of them. When I was four, I got kicked out of swimming lessons … Continue reading

Review: Kidnapped by Nuns by Bob Fuss

Kidnapped By Nuns: And Other Stories of a Life on the Radio By Robert Fuss How could Robert Fuss not write a book after traveling to all 50 states and over 70 countries, and knowing four decades worth of presidents and congressmen? He has enough good stories to fill several life times; after reading his … Continue reading

Book Review: I Am Here

I Am Here: The Untold Stories of Everyday People By Kerri Lowe and Melisa Singh   “Everyone has a story to tell.” That’s the idea behind Melisa Singh and Kerri Lowe’s site,, where normal people from all walks of life get to share their stories. We learn a lot from the stories of others. … Continue reading

Review: When the Shoe Fits by Mary T. Wagner

When the Shoe Fits… Essays of Love, Life and Second Chances By Mary T. Wagner Mary Wagner’s book, When the Shoe fits, isn’t the type of book I normally read. Her subjects, on the surface, are ones that appeal to a mostly feminine audience (in which I don’t fit): “Belgian chocolates. High heels. Coastal Georgia. … Continue reading

Review: Rookies in the Wild by John Riha

Rookies in the Wild: A Tale of Fear and Gloaming on the Pacific Crest Trail By John Riha John Riha’s Rookies in the Wild is part memoir and part field guide, with a good dose of history thrown in. Parts sound like Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac. With no hiking or camping experience (ever, … Continue reading

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