Paul Gregory Alms is a Lutheran minister, writer and reader. His writing has won awards from the Associated Church Press and has appeared in many forums. His interests include history, theology, rock and roll, pop culture, and any interesting non-fiction writing. He still reads books that are printed on paper. He maintains a blog at incarnatus est.
Thursday, February 18 2010
To live in a small town is to be connected, and not electronically or digitally. Rather, it means to be connected to people in the flesh, to actual places, to land and buildings, to a common past.
Wednesday, March 2 2011
This biography of Bobby Fischer traces his celebrated rise as a cold war hero at the game of chess to a strange, hateful man broadcasting hateful rants against the US and world Jewry.
Monday, February 14 2011
In small villages and out of the way towns, individuals struggle to endure in the midst of economic uncertainties and political change. In these places, Susan Richards discovers a nation that is strange, unruly and mysterious.
Thursday, December 2 2010
Ian Frazier has a written a very fine book, an exceptional example of travel writing, and a lasting love letter to a vast and mysterious place.
Tuesday, September 21 2010
Stephen Dando-Collins has written an entertaining but flawed account of Nero, the Emperor more interested in his singing career than with ruling the world.
Monday, August 16 2010
Read Kim Dana Kupperman’s collection of essays for the sentences; shimmering, dancing sentences that effortlessly carry a fierce weight.
Thursday, October 21 2010
Green, a overlooked but wonderful Chicago power pop act from the '80s, gets a nod from Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin and tour mates Telekinesis.
Wednesday, August 18 2010
Let It Sway, the new release by the indie pop rock foursome Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, is the next step in their evolution.
Sunday, August 15 2010
On the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, it is good to remind ourselves that Elvis is everywhere.