Category Archives: Reviews

Make Some White Noise

~ For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack. ~ Kipling My friend Tony Martel has written a book called “Awesomely White” and, as the title suggests, it is awesome … Continue reading

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Review: Rethinking the Propositions

~ Shotgun Note: what follows is written under duress as the stalwart Mr. Putnam has threatened to challenge me to a duel if my review is unkind. Be forewarned. ~  As a good agrarian, I despise propositions of all sorts … Continue reading

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Review: Our Southern Nation

The bigger southern cities can hide it, but walk through smaller villages or ramble through the hinterlands, and you’ll see it: abandoned buildings, cracked sidewalks, ancient churches.  These cities smell like our grandparents’ collective attics – a convenient metaphor since … Continue reading

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Shotgun Honors Silent Sam…

~ …the facts are, that [Confederate Soldiers’] courage and steadfastness saved the very life of the Anglo Saxon race in the South. ~  the Silent Sam dedication. A few weeks back, a gang of rabid government-schooled degenerates snuck onto UNC … Continue reading

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Review: Anna Kendrick, Scrappy Little Genius…

Why “genius”? Kendrick’s memoir is the best-written of all from the samples I’ve perused. More than a thrown-together PR gambit, she put in the effort to make this a stand-alone autobiography. She’s either a free-writing savant, or has really good … Continue reading

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Review: “The Art of Learning” by Josh Waitzkin

Remember that movie “Finding Bobby Fischer” about the little boy who was a chess prodigy? Well, he grew up and moved from chess to martial arts. He became an international champion in combat Tai Chi. Having mastered two complex disciplines, … Continue reading

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Review: Lily Collins Unfiltered…

Oh, this girl is going to come to a terrible end. Kind of pretty, right? Even without all that caked up paint on her face, and without Hollywood photo-magic, she’s not bad-looking. Unfortunately for her, she’s a mischling (her maternal … Continue reading

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Review: Anna Faris’ Memoir – At war with femininity…

Disclaimer: I read odd things when the moon is full. Stop judging me. Plus, memoirs and anecdotes offer a rare glimpse inside the mind of other people…so, there’s that… Can someone explain to me, please, why every. woman. comedian. ever. … Continue reading

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(1): Shotgun vs. Lafcadio Hearn

Rossetti, says Dr. Hearn, was a man of the middle ages. He was born, out of his time, in the Victorian era, and hated the science and philosophy of his day. Sounds like my kind of poet. Oddly enough, in … Continue reading

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The Sandman Cometh

In my last post, I distinguished myself from the cultish Christians who pledge allegiance to doctrines and schemes rather than to the man Christ.  Lately, and coinciding with my study of the development of Germany before the first world war, … Continue reading

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