Daily Archives: November 19, 2011

Empathy for People and Sympathy for Animals

In Stephen King’s Needful Things, a supernatural shopkeeper named Leland Gaunt sells things to people in exchange for a prank.  Hugh Priest is the town alcoholic, and Gaunt sells him a fox-tail but requires him to kill Nettie Cobb’s dog … Continue reading

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Psalm 51

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 51 and its interpreters.  This week, the format will be different from my usual write-ups on the Psalms, for I will post the Psalm in its entirety in … Continue reading

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