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A new look into the afterlife

July 17, 2014 --

bk-afterlifeAfter We Die – An Extraordinary Description of the Afterlife
By: Colin Ingram
Robert D. Reed Publishers
P. O. Box 1992
Bandon, Oregon 97411

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

A Fascinating Consideration of Man’s Existence in the Afterlife

Meditation teacher and prolific writer Colin Ingram considers answers to specific basic questions frequently asked regarding the hereafter, heaven, bliss, eternal life, and salvation in his book “After We Die – An Extraordinary Description of the Afterlife.”

Ingram offers the reader the opportunity to explore fundamental questions in a logical coherent approach. These questions are probing and provocative providing interesting insights in a mixture of information, and revelation for personal contemplation.

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Lady WWII pilot shares her story

July 14, 2014 --

my-piece-of-the-skyReview of “My Piece of the Sky” by Oregonian, Anna Louise Flynn Monkiewicz, a WWII aviator.

Review by Naomi Inman,

Anna Louise Flyyn Monkiewicz grew up outside of Boston, MA in the smaller town of Natick, MA. She had two sisters and a brother. Anna remembers the day she first wanted to fly. She was 8 years old and Charles Lindbergh had just made his historic flight.

“I decided way back then that I wanted to fly,” she remembers. “I told my family that I wanted to fly, and they all thought I was a little crazy.” Mom and Pop answered, “You’re not old enough and you’re not rich enough.”

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Oregon’s unique charm of driftwood forts

July 1, 2014 --

bk-driftwood-fortsBOOK REVIEW: “Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast” by author James Herman
Review by By Patrick Newson

(Watch out!) The rain washes timber downstream, through the forests and seaward to churn and polish construction material for James Herman’s new book, Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast. Within, beach detritus, as a subject and medium, exists as a playfully utilitarian opportunity to showcase years of collective architecture known as forts—those temporary structures people keep building, rebuilding and sharing. Each fort is a unique amalgam of “found” material and intention. But there are rules (guidelines, at least for contests): use what you have; fasten it together naturally; tide and time must have touched the material; work together: all elements Herman has employed not only in the construction of a master ten-year (tenure) fort, but also in the composition of his book.

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