As I bring my other blog, The Emerald City Book Review, to a close, I've just posted my seventh annual list of "Emerald City Gems" -- my favorite reads from the past year. For Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, here's a selection of ten of my top favorites. What are yours? … Continue reading Top Ten reads from 2020
O see the sunAt midnight's toll;Set stone on stoneIn barren soil.Earth turns toward darkness now,And death seems all our fate --Yet every end knows howBeginning lies in wait. Above shall ring the songOf love's eternal birth;Below, build safe and strongA home for peace on earth.The sun's sure glowIn deepest nightWeaves through our woeDivine delight. (A … Continue reading Christmas
In the last few days of December, I'm looking ahead to a new year here at Entering the Enchanted Castle! I'm saying goodbye to my other blog, The Emerald City Book Review, and moving all my book blogging activity over here. I look forward to welcoming many old and new friends to the Castle. To … Continue reading Looking ahead, with a goodbye giveaway
As I near the end of my year of reading the entire Bible, there have been parts that I met as old friends. The Gospels, the Psalms, the book of Genesis and the book of Revelation are all familiar to me, though they continue to unfold new insights when read in this slow and deliberate … Continue reading Between Egypt and Babylon
By definition, language requires more than one party to be involved; it's about communication and interaction between people, not a solo performance. So it might seem impossible to teach yourself a language. Don't you need a class, or at least a teacher? With the resources available to us today, though, you can come quite far … Continue reading Can you teach yourself a language?