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A Thriller About Forensic Accounting … Really, I Mean It

It has been a tough haul reading books this year. It took me a couple of months to read one book, The World Without Us, so it was a pleasure to find a book that I could read quickly. The book I found was Red Team Blues by Cory Doctorow. What attracted me to the book was that it was billed as a thriller about a forensic accountant. That might not seem like the most…

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Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking

Amanda Palmer is a musician, but that’s not how I know of her. I first heard of her through Neil Gaiman’s online journal. Neil is a writer of strange and glorious tales of gods come to earth and secret doorways to places and beings outside of this world. (Hard to capture his work in a brief sentence, but that’s my stab at it.) My intro to his work came not through his acclaimed Sandman series,…

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Psalm for the Artist

My sister-in-law Jill Warner has been working feverishly over the past few months to fulfill a dream. She wanted to record an album of music for use in progressive Christian churches. By day, Jill is the minister at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Aberdeen, South Dakota. By day, night, and every other time, she is a musician. For years, she has been writing new music in order to update hymnals for those who…

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