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Entries in deep magic (2)


The Life of Pi

If you see no other movie during the festive season, you must see this one. It's the most beautiful film I think I've ever seen, utterly extraordinary, magical and compelling, and such a crazy and beautiful story. I hadn't read the book, but I will now.

Have a great Christmas, whatever your reason for the season.



Mystery vs. magic

Much of my recent reading has focused on how to find ways to deal with the losing of religion while still maintaining the sense of wonder that seems to my eyes to be perhaps the greatest aspect of faith. I have resolutely refused to retreat into mystery because this seems to me to be just a way of avoiding the difficult questions. But the refusal of an explanation is not really a solution, and I wasn't really sure why I objected so much until I sat down with my 9-year-old daughter and

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