Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday Good Reads

Did you know that the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution – weren’t called that until well into the 20thcentury? Paul Moreno reviews a new book on the Constitution at Claremont Review of Books.

What would you say is the greatest treasure of church history? The Book of Kells? St. Peter’s Basilica? Tim Challies went looking, and he found it.

Ours is the Age of Superficiality, writes Benjamin Myers, and poetry might just save us. Anglotopia has a story on a day in the life of Charles Dickens, when he lived at Tavistock House near what is now King’s Cross Station. Kate Williams at BBC has a timeline of Queen Victoria, “the woman who changed the British monarchy.” Richard Chess consider poet Yehuda Amichai at Image Journal.  

And just for my wife, the 50thanniversary recording of “Yesterday’s Gone” by Chad & Jeremy, recorded in 2013. 


Healing the Wounded Inner Child – Catherine Lawton at Altarwork.

Slow Me Down – Kelly Belmonte at Literary Life.

Yehuda Amichai: My One Poet – Richard Chess at Image Journal.

Rod Jellema – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

How Poetry Can Save Us in Our Age of Superficiality – Benjamin Myers at The Imaginative Conservative.

British Stuff

How grand was the aristocratic Georgian house? – Elizabeth Bailey at English Historical Fiction Authors. 


The Introvert’s Guide to Launching a Book – L.L. Barkat at Jane Friedman.

Life and Culture

Banning Shakespeare: Exposing Neo-Racism & the Haters of Humanity – Joseph Pearce at The Imaginative Conservative.

How Victor Davis Hanson Foresaw the Immigration Crisis – Jonathan Coe atThe Imaginative Conservative.

The Heart of the Matter – a review of The Heart of the Constitution – Paul Moreno at Claremont Review of Books. 


Art and Photography

Flowers – Susan Etole via Facebook.

Daisy – Tim Good via Facebook.

The Magnificent Townhouses – Chris Naffziger at St. Louis patina.

The 50thAnniversary of “Yesterday’s Gone” by Chad and Jeremy (2013)

Painting: At the Breakfast Table, oil on canvas by Carl Holsoe (1863-1935).

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