Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…


I have promised many things on this blog, two of which are my thoughts on the next Harry Potter book, and some amateur ruminations on the Federal Vision controversy. Just to let everyone (i.e.- the 3 people that read this blog) know, I haven't forgotten. In the meantime, enjoy this video:

It's so true...


Xindaeltal said…
Oh Rick, always the non-extermist. Try using something other than Ad-Homenim.
Ithilwen said…
Psh. We all know you really forgot. You just forgot that you forgot.
So has Mary Beth's car been "mommed" yet? ;-)
Rick said…
Oh yes. I really need to take a little trip to the car wash soon. :P
Xindaeltal said…

Why don't you ask for clarification instead of making assumptions about what I mean?

Certainly I agree with you about the issues concerning the Resurrection.

As for what "the Dougs" said, I'm not going to touch that with a 39 1/2 foot pole because I don't know what the historical precident is on this issue.

In the second place if you are really going to take issue with about these things why write a satire about what I've said? Instead why don't you do what all good philosophers do and ask questions?

Just some thoughts.