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Review: Bullets to Bandages by Mark Terris, M.D.

Bullets to Bandages: Life inside the Israel Defense Forces By Mark Terris, M.D. Mark Terris wrote the first draft of his new book just after his discharge from the Israel Defense Forces. Over the next 35 years, the manuscript mostly stayed in a box except when the author drew it out for polishing (something he … Continue reading

A Not so Cozy Winter’s Tale

We had a cat trapped in our wall. A crazy cat. The house was a huge, unfinished metal two-story home in the middle of the woods in the middle of nowhere in rural Oklahoma. We rented it, along with about 20 acres, for around $300 a month. It was all that we could afford. We … Continue reading

Review: Portrait of an Infidel

Portrait of an Infidel By Michael Vito Tosto There is a lot I appreciate about this book. First, the author thinks deeply and (usually) rationally. Also, he is a great writer. I really enjoyed the story as he wrote of his time as a Christian and the reasons for his deconversion. He never wanted to … 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

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