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Appeal to Fear

The ad baculum fallacy derives its strength by appealing to timidity or fear.1 In other words, see things a certain way or else get beaten by a bludgeon. AZ State Route 77 (Beeline) ADOT sign boasted, “Want to return to…

King Solomon’s Mines

King Solomon’s Mines by Henry Rider Haggard, © 1885 Reading Level: 10th Grade This book is difficult to define but my gut desires to call this book the “most masculine” book I have ever read. In my opinion, that is a…

The Barnabus Project

The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers © 2020 Reading Level: 3rd Grade Although this is a children’s picture book it has mass appeal. The pictures are stunningly gorgeous! My almost 12 year old daughter immediately stole the book from…

Bearing Burdens

or loving in the midst of turmoil This week I started reading Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli and was confronted with the concept of loving those who are in our minds we see as unlovable. The character Stargirl is bombarded by…