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“Freedom” Revisited

Watch a funny video book review of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, found at Nathan Bransford’s blog. Washington Post book reviewer Ron Charles pretty much covers it in four minutes. Update: Notes on the Franzen Wars. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 James Ament Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati [...]

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Great Guitar Player

I saw Monte Montgomery perform (without his band) at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland, Oregon a couple years ago. He’s from Austin Texas and while highly recognized within the musical world, he unfortunately isn’t well known among the general public. Check out his beat up Alvarez acoustic guitar and the unbelievable sounds he’s able to [...]

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On Losing Everything

“Nine days before TED2008, filmmaker David Hoffman lost almost everything he owned in a fire that destroyed his home, office and 30 years of passionate collecting. He looks back at a life that’s been wiped clean in an instant — and looks forward.” Well, not quite everything—just stuff. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 James Ament Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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From Books, Inq, a revealing and entertaining video. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 James Ament Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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Hans Rosling, an expert on global health, entertains and educates with statistics and humor. See Hans Rosling’ 200 Countires, 200 Years, 4 Minutes, for a taste. For a more detailed presentation on economic growth, poverty, means, goals, and sword swallowing, see Hans Roslings’ new insights on poverty; or read the transcript below. To get the full [...]

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Movies That had an Impact

I call this list, “movies that had an impact,” because they were memorable, not because they were all good movies. There are some very good films I enjoyed that I avoided commenting on, e.g. Casablanca, because this list would have been considerably longer, if I had. The point is, these films stuck with me for [...]

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“You must pay for everything in this world one way and another. There is nothing free with the exception of God’s grace…You cannot earn that [grace] or deserve it.”

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For your New Year’s Day contemplation on the insignificance of our tiny planet: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D (hat tip, Terry Limpert) And, a quote for the day: “There is a God. There is no God. Where is the problem? I am quite sure that there is a God in the sense that I [...]

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Earlier this month, Mulholland Books posted an article with the above title about three movies starring Robert Mitchum—Out of the Past, Where Danger Lives, and Angel Face. Two other Mitchum movies I always enjoyed were Macao and His Kind of Woman, vehicles for Jane Russell, but they clearly don’t fit the point of this article because [...]

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Of the approximately ninety films Kirk Douglas made, this was his favorite. Steven Spielberg claims it’s one of his favorites.

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