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Libraries, Lotto and Land Ownership

Oh Heck Yes Mortgages do funny things to people. Apart from the direct result of owning a block of land, it caused two strange reactions in me. Firstly, I started buying scratchies. There’s nothing like staring down 25 years of … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Bible….

I’ve been reading the King James version of The Bible for a little while now. I chose the King James because I was Christianed as a protestant (Church of England), so I thought I may as well go with The Bible most … Continue reading

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Fusion Junction: Queen of Arts

Publisher: ABDOTC Publishing Date Published: 2008 Pages: 116 Size: 12.3″ by 9.5″ (Hardcover) Artwork by Female Illustrators ‘How wrong it is for women to expect the man to build  the world she wants, rather than set out to create it herself.’ – Anais Nin  The Fusion … Continue reading

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True Loves 1 and 2

Author: Manien Botma Penciller: Jason Turner Publisher: New Reliable Press Date Published: Volume 1 – May 2006, Volume 2 – June 2009 Volumes: Both are single volume A modern romance, True Loves follows a young vintage clothing store owner falling into … Continue reading

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Speak, Memory

Author: Vladimir Nabokov Publisher: Penguin Date Published: Originally published under the title ‘Conclusive Evidence’ in America and ‘Speak, Memory’ in England in 1951. This Penguin addition with additional ‘Chapter 16’ was published 2000. Pages: 272 An Autobiography Revisited ‘Speak, memory’ said Vladimir … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe In Atheists

Author: Chris Hedges Publisher: Free Press Date Published: 2008 Pages: 212 The battle between new atheists and the religious fundamentalists engages two bizarre subsets of American culture. One distorts the scientific theory of evolution, applying it to complex social, economic … Continue reading

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American Fascists

Author: Chris Hedges Publisher: Vintage Date Published: 2007 Pages: 254 The Christian Right and the War on America They disseminate their ideas on the alternative broadcasts networks and through their own publishers and schools. Their intellectual leaders demand the complete … Continue reading

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