About

In addition to being a husband, father, and minister, I am a book lover. I have been pretty much my entire life. The library has been a second home to me since I was born and my parents would take me to the library to get books when I could not read! So this blog contains reviews of books that I read, prayers, and various reflections, as well as guest posts from writers and readers. Thanks for stopping by!

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14 thoughts on “About

  1. Following an accident, I had a couple of years downtime and wrote a book about JFK. It began as an investigation into a race he kept talking about and I reached the conclusion that there was a great deal more to his contribution than most give credit for. Obviously, LBJ picked up much of his legislative agenda. But if you have the time and inclination, I’d like to know whether you think he could fall into your category of under-rated presidents. Hopefully, my website will give you a fair idea of the thrust of my theory which is all about JFK’s appreciation of technology and its impact on society. Remembering of course that JFK himself was a keen follower of American presidents. I’d love to know how he figures in your thinking as I argue that he is the founding father of modern America. JFK kind of saved my life so it would be good to know that my efforts were worthwhile. Robert

    1. Good Morning and thanks for your comment!
      Sorry for the delay in responding.

      As I read your comment, I recall thinking about this issue when I went to see the movie “First Man” a few weeks ago. The race to the moon was a major thrust, even though as pointed out in the movie, the Apollo 1 fire had some questioning the whole program (and a lot of other things as well in that period of history).

      As for Kennedy’s place in the listing of presidents, I am not sure I am qualified to fully answer that question. For me, and perhaps many others, he was not president long enough for a determination to be made. I do think that he brought America into a new period in part because he was the first elected president born in the 20th century (Eisenhower being born in 1890 and the last president born in the 19th century) Nixon, his 1960 rival, was also born in the 20th century as well (1913) but the youthfulness of Kennedy, widely written about, was part of what many felt was a forward looking vision for America.

      Your book sounds interesting and I did visit your website and I would not be surprised that there are those who may focus on this aspect of JFK’s presidency as well given the fact that fresh studies of presidents are continuing to be researched and written.

      Thank you for stopping by!

    1. Thanks Diane! It was developed over an argument between two readers regarding a quote in a Presidential bio I read several years.

  2. Always a pleasure to meet another book lover. I must own over 400, but miss the ones I gave away and still want to purchase more – this sort of sounds like a book junkie, doesn’t it?lol

    1. Hi! I am glad to meet another book junkie! I am thinning out my books these days and plan to do so later this year. Still reading many new ones but also letting go of so many.
      Jim

    1. You’re welcome! I enjoy reading it and I was surprised that you could get as close as you did to the Prince.

  3. Hello! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian

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