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“Read a Damn Book – 080: The Sandman – Preludes & Nocturnes”

Back in 1990 or 1991, I picked up a stray issue of a book called The Sandman off a comic shop shelf. It was issue #18, and the book had a cool painted cover in this scratchy, Halloweeny style, with … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 079: The Present Age”

I’ve been reading lots of comics and kids’ books lately, so I thought I needed a change of pace. How about a hundred and seventy-year-old Christian Existentialist social critique? That might take us in a new direction. Soren Kierkegaard – … Continue reading

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“Stop Supporting Stupidity” by Richard F. Yates

—Richard F. Yates

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“Bedtime Prayer” by Richard F. Yates

When I was three or four, my mom taught me this cute, little prayer to say before bed: “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 070: The Power of Myth”

In my senior year of high school (1989-1990), I took a World Literature class, first period, from an interesting teacher, a Vietnam vet who had a reputation for being unstable, but who I found very knowledgeable and entertaining. As part … Continue reading

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“Which Gods Did We Enrage?” by Richard F. Yates

Hurricanes, floods, thousands dead, millions displaced, and our neck of the woods is on fire. Historic national forests destroyed, smoke blotting out the sun, ash falling from the sky. Nuclear annihilation in the winds, greed and racism and cruelty rampant… … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 039: Principia Discordia”

I am ashamed to say, this was my first time reading one of the most famous, most influential, most hilarious works of alternative religion ever created, the Principia Discordia, the “holy book” for a religion based on the worship of … Continue reading

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