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Life and Death Situations

| April 23, 2009

by Teri Ong I have been keeping a long vigil by my telephone this afternoon. My stomach grips every time the phone rings– it is a condition the Apostle Paul called “bowels of mercy” (King James translation). Earlier, my husband interrupted a normally routine music lesson to tell me that our daughter’s roommates had just […]

March to July 2007 – Index of Topics and Sources

| April 14, 2009

Essay One: The Outlook Is Bleak Charles Dickens, Bleak House Anna Nicole Smith Social responsibility Essay Two: C. S. Lewis and “The Children’s War” C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia “The Children’s War” exhibit at the Imperial War Museum Personal sacrifice Essay Three: A Busman’s Holiday in London Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap Dorothy L. […]

July to December 2008 Archives

| April 14, 2009

The essays in this file were first published between July and Dec. 2008. The topics I covered, as well as specific literature I referenced, are indexed in the file “July to December 2008 Index”. I have published the index to help readers look up items of particular interest. Essay One Arts! Shvarts! by Teri Ong […]

January to June 2008 Archives

| April 14, 2009

The following essays were first published between January and June 2008. The specific topics and literary references are listed in the “January to June 2008 Index.” The index will help readers find items of particular interest. Essay One The High Cost of Heart Surgery by Teri Ong We have a dear little friend in our […]

August to December 2007 Archives

| April 14, 2009

The following essays were published between August and December 2007. Specific topics and literary references are listed in the “August to December 2007 Index” for ease of locating items of interest. Essay One Having Faith in Faith by Teri Ong I was as shocked as anyone to read on the front page of my hometown […]

July to December 2008 – Index of Topics and Sources

| April 14, 2009

Essay One: Arts! Shvarts! Evaluating art Canon of western art performance art Aliza Shvarts post-modern deconstructionism D. L. Sayers, The Mind of the Maker Essay Two: Name Calling conservative vs. liberal Greeley Tribune opinion column: “Definition of liberalism seriously outdated” Essay Three: The War of the Words reason vs. emotion image vs. words pop culture […]

January to June 2008 – Index of Topics and Sources

| April 14, 2009

Essay One: The High Cost of Heart Surgery Eternal purposes of suffering Poem, “Open Heart Surgery” Essay Two: Utopian Spirit New England Transcendentalists Louisa May Alcott biographical info Nathan Meeker and the founding of Greeley, Colorado Culture in Greeley The Greeley Chorale Essay Three: Unjust Criticism Charlotte Bronte, Shirley Louisa May Alcott, An Old-Fashioned Girl […]

August to December 2007 – Index of Topics and Sources

| April 14, 2009

Essay One: Having Faith in Faith Mother Teresa “I have no faith” Antony Flew Francis Schaeffer, The God Who Is There C. S. Lewis, “Religion: Reality or Substitute?” George MacDonald, Warlock o’Glenwarlock Essay Two: Where Were You on…? 9/11 Kennedy assassination Lewis, prayer in congressional record Sept. 11, 1962 Essay Three: Monsters of Our Own […]

March to July 2007 Archives

| April 14, 2009

The following essays were published from March to July 2007. Specific topics and literary references are listed in the “March to July 2007 Index.” Essay One The Outlook Is Bleak Re: Anna Nicole Smith by Teri Ong If Guinness gave a record for the world’s longest lawyer joke it would almost certainly be held by […]

Change You Can Count

| April 13, 2009

by Teri Ong In a Time Magazine essay entitled “The Great Reset: The End of Excess” (4/6/09) Kurt Andersen makes the case that the current “economic crisis” is good for us because it is forcing us to rethink a fat lifestyle that has left us bloated and sick as a society. He cites many statistics […]