Author Archives: brotherisaac

You Had a Job for Life

Last week we finished Jamie Sayens’s You Had a Job for Life:  Story of a Company Town at table.  Those of you who have been following this blog for a few years know that there are certain genres of non-fiction … Continue reading

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God’s Hotel

We recently finished a book at table, Victoria Sweet’s God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine that took me by surprise by the amount of its monastic content.  I suppose the use of … Continue reading

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Into the Raging Sea

Recently we finished reading Rachel Slade’s Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro.

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A Rift in the Earth

A few weeks ago we finished reading A Rift in the Earth:  Art, Memory, and the Fight for the Vietnam War Memorial by James Reston, Jr.  The author gives an excellent narrative of the controversy caused by the blind competition … Continue reading

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The Mace and Commencement 2018

Every year I get to see a photo of myself carrying the mace into commencement, often with the commencement speaker immediately ahead of me in the procession.  See at the bottom of this entry for a photo of myself with … Continue reading

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Thirteen Days in September

We are currently reading Lawrence Wright’s Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace about the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel reached in 1978.  Wright as usual tells a good story.  In 2007 we … Continue reading

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To Light a Fire on the Earth

We are currently reading Bishop Robert Barron’s To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age.  The book is co-authored by John Allen.  We have read a couple of books by John Allen previously at … Continue reading

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