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Member: drj

CollectionsYour library (1,523), Music CDs (3), All collections (1,523)

Reviews646 reviews

TagsChristianity (247), spirituality (145), handicrafts (128), Bible study (124), religion (79), sewing (73), quilting (62), Christian life (58), psychology (58), history (56) — see all tags

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About mePhD Theological Librarianship '95, JD '82, MLn '79
Created library for International Seminary as PhD project.
Helped create Mercer University Med School Library.
Worked as periodicals librarian at Mercer 9 years.
Been addicted to books since birth! Also spend time quilting and sewing on antique sewing machines I have renovated for public display at show by antique engine clubs.

About my libraryCollections on: Archaeology, Ancient History, American Civil War, Christianity, Bible, Religion, Metaphysics, Fine Art, Quilting, Crochet, Weaving, Spinning, Handicrafts, Period Clothing for Civil War and Victorian eras, Ancient Egypt history and language, Agriculture, Alternative health and healing, Counseling and mental health, Nutrition and diet, Carpentry and building, Home improvement, Alternative energy, Antique engines and machinery, Antique sewing machines, Non-profit corporation law, organic gardening and farming, antique tractors (FL)



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LocationOrlando FL

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Member sinceJul 18, 2006

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When I enter a book for my collection I tend to look at the reviews and found yours for the Joy of Cooking. Books have sentimental as well as practical uses. My copy belonged to my mother and there are notes throughout in her writing.
Hello. DRJ
Having not reviewed my Librarything profile for nearly a year, I was surprised to see you note. And surprised to see the number of books we share.
As for reading fiction, my thoughts parallel yours, I find people's lives so much more fascinating. Fiction,by comparison, feels like a paint by numbers work of art.
Having come from a Mennonite/Amish heritage, what i find most fascinating about people's lives is their spiritual sojourns. -and its connections to their discovery of their creative selves.

Thank you for your note. verlin
Hello DRJ, many thanks for your kind, thoughtful reply. I myself am a boomer, although I arrived in 1960 toward the tail end of the boom curve. I too recall the chaos of that era--the assassinations, the student and civil rights protests, the Vietnam War(in which my older brother was a helicopter pilot). I think many of the loudest voices of that period were obviously the Children of Rousseau. There is a certain reeducation theme that I am trying to accomplish in my own work--Natural Moral Law for instance is the basis of Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard series.

Indeed the plot of my own novel--Napoleon Invades Louisiana--is nothing but an analogy for what is happening in the world today. All these new republics are springing up around the planet but upon what General Principles will they be based? Volney's pro-secular, anti-Rousseau themes have a certain resonance--if only folks would read the book...

Again, many remerciements for your reply and--in two weeks--I will be on vacation in Howey-in-the-Hills, and hence will be one of those tourists coming to Florida during your high season...All Zee Best, TCW
I'm from Southfield Michigan. Thank you, I am enjoying reading my current books. This is a nice site I'm so glad I found it.

Hi, yes I do love crystals. I have a large collection. I'll read anything that has crystals in the title.

Thank you for invitation, I am honored. :)

Many blessings,
Thanks for the compliments on my book Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity. You might enjoy receiving my free newsletter, available from the blog of the same name:

As for fingerpainting at 60, you are never too old or too accomplished an artist to go back to basics. Since art is in the province of the child, we benefit immensely from things that engage our senses and allow us to play indiscriminately.
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