Archive: Aug 2009



On (movies about) Food, Cooking, and Locavores

By Stephen Lamb

“Smoked pork chop, brined in tequila and chipotle, served with poblano skillet corn, haricot vert, and oaxacan molé.”

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Shiny New Chrome

By Pete Peterson

Let there be rejoicing and CD buying in the streets, and in stores, and upon amorphous internet music-selling entities, for today marks the release of Eric Peters’s new album Chrome.

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Happy Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft

By Travis Prinzi

This week, 119 years ago, master horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was born. Lovecraft believed imaginative fiction to be “art in its most essential sense.” While Lovecraft was an atheist, Read More ›

Old Roads: Alberta Homestead

By Ron Block

I spent two weeks in July with my family up at my in-laws’ ranch up in the Peace River country of Alberta, about an hour from Dawson Creek, BC. My father-in-law came up to the Read More ›

Purchase! Or Be Eaten

By Andrew Peterson

The big day has arrived. NORTH! OR BE EATEN is on the shelves.

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Why I Want Eric Peters in My Corner

By Janna

So I was having a bad day. I woke up, for no apparent reason, at 5:30 in the morning, and my brain was already two hours ahead of my body. It was the kind of day that usually lands Read More ›

Recommendation: YOUR JESUS IS TOO SAFE, by Jared C. Wilson

By Travis Prinzi

The following was written for the Your Jesus is Too Safe blog tour. Thanks to Jared C. Wilson and Kregel Publications for a copy of the book to review.

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A Tale of Two Songs (Plus 3)

By Jason Gray

In a recent post I talked about my writer’s block and the song that broke it.  I thought I’d revisit a similar theme here and talk about the process of writing the most challenging song Read More ›

The Hurt Locker: Being More Than One Thing At A Time

By Russ Ramsey

Vincent van Gogh put the barrel of his pistol to his chest and pulled the trigger. Earnest Hemingway, three weeks shy of his 62nd birthday, used a shotgun and aimed about a foot Read More ›

Amish Fantasy Book Title Competition Winner Announced and “Mennonite in Black” Didn’t Win

By S. D. Smith

Well, as if my asinine original post wasn’t inflicting enough stupidity on you, here’s an unlooked-for follow up. It’s sort of comforting, and sort of disturbing, to think that there are Read More ›

The Wagon Wheel of Time?

By S. D. Smith

I read here and there about what publishers are publishing a lot of now. Those can sometimes be opportunities for despair. A down-side of a market-driven approach is that Read More ›

A Poem from the Bend in the Trail

By Andrew Peterson

THE ALLIANCE

The farmer stood on the side of this hill
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