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    Four Weeks of Intensity

    For those of you who regularly visit Sitting in the Stacks you’ll notice that I haven’t posted in almost two weeks. This delay in writing is not due to a lack of inspiration or material (I’m a chatty person who regularly has something to say). My absence is due to a class I am taking this summer.

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    First Publication!

    Dear my lovely readers, Something exciting has occurred! I’ve been published! Patheos published an article originally shared on Sitting in the Stacks. Remember back to “To Be or Not to Be: My Take on the Choice to be “Spiritual, but not Religious?” Yes? Well, that’s the article published to the Spirituality Channel. The article has been slightly modified, but the ideas conveyed are the same. Thanks!    

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    I’m Going M.I.A.

    Hi all – After a great month with the new Sitting in the Stacks format, I am sorry to say I will be missing in action for a brief period. From now until mid-April, I will be engrossed in making a tough decision. I have been accepted to two fantastic graduate programs and need to figure out the best school for me. During this time most of my mental energies will be split between work and this decision. I intend to write from time to time and will post “FYI” articles and some book reviews. Please come back often and do not give up on Sitting in the Stacks. I will be writing again at full…

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    Thank You!

    Today was a BIG day here at Sitting in the Stacks. Beyond the excitement of writing about the newly elected Pope Francis I, certain records were reached. Sitting in the Stacks has quickly expanded its reader base, since I changed the format at the end of January. I would like to thank all of the new followers and those who have liked posts. Big thanks to my family and friends who have assisted in promoting Sitting in the Stacks — your support and assistance has been invaluable. Today Sitting in the Stacks had 36 visitors! These readers came from more than the 2 or 3 countries that usually visit Sitting in the Stacks (U.S, U.K, and Namibia…

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    Where in the World?

    Have you been curious as to why there wasn’t a post all week? I usually get most of my writing done on the weekends and last weekend, I was out of town. Check out A Lensview of the World to find out where I was and what I happened to see.

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    And We’re Back! The Grand Opening of Sitting in the Stacks 2.0!

    For years, Sitting in the Stacks has been a site for book lovers and my place to practice non-academic writing. However, I have wanted to expand my public writing presence for a while and am taking the first steps here. Sitting in the Stacks 2.0 is the product of my evolving career goals, which involve the addition of my childhood dream to be a writer & journalist. This site is now a location for me to self-publish my writings on religion, politics, and life, and to share the written creations of my imagination, all in an attempt to achieve my writing goals.

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    I’m reading a tome…

    and have not abandoned this project.  I realize it has been far too long since I posted and I apologize to all of you who started following Sitting in the Stacks only to be left without anything new to read. Where have I been? Well – it’s all coming to an end, college that is. I’ve been frantically rushing to get a draft of my senior project done and been trying to decide what to do next year. Now, that is my “I have too much to do” excuse.

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    Hallmark Occasion

    Hey guys! I have exciting news!  WordPress deemed me worthy to be at the top of the books tag page!! I’m sure it’s because you’ve all been avidly reading my blog.  So, THANKS!!! It may seem silly, but I’m very excited about this fact. Keep on reading! Oh, happy days!  

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    Coffee, Class, and Capstoning

    Life at college is, well, it’s busy. In the past two weeks I have read about magic, interfaith marriage, Judaism(s), and embodied religion. A lot of these readings have been journal articles, but the few that weren’t are not worth reviewing for the general public.  I could be wrong. Are you interested in Intermarriage and Conflict Resolution: Cross-cultural perspectives?

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    Books, books, and more BOOKS!

    Since my last review I have been writing graduate school applications, so I’m afraid the next two reviews on God is Not One and Freedom will have to be postponed until this weekend. In the mean time, as a mode of procrastination, I found some funny quotations and a couple cartoons that make the coffee addict in me very happy.  Enjoy! Never lend books, for no one ever returns them. The only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me. – Anatole France This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book — it makes a very poor…