by Deane Rink, email@example.com
Deane Rink, writer, producer, and project director, is a voracious
reader with very eclectic tastes. He sends us short, provocative
introducing us to fascinating books that otherwise might pass
He has worked for PBS, National Geographic, the American Museum of
History, Hearst Entertainment, and Carl Sagan. From his involvement
numerous projects about science, he has remarkable insight into
scientific endeavors and their implications, and in-depth knowledge
specialized fields (like Antarctica from his two "Live from
PBS productions. But he also savors provides illuminating commentary
literature, fantasy, biography, and popular fiction. Links
to Deane's other reviews. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Often in error, yet never in doubt,
The odd banty rooster grumbles about
"Sore losers," "Wimps," and Negative Thinkers"
Unable to transcend his somnolent blinkers.
Locked in by fear of his own rectitude,
Yet buoyed by an ability to sense his God's mood,
Superior to others whose rigorous training
Get trivialized by his media de-planing,
Centurion the Younger swaggers into war
With the stride of one who's ne'er been there before.
A sky-diving father encourages him on,
"Here's how I did it," to the errant son.
But the son is thinking: "Secular Fool,
You never learned to use your faith as a tool.
Watch these sparks," says the son to the man,
Forgetting that sparks are but a flash in the pan
And further cloaking an uglier truth -
You can't win hearts and minds with force, forsooth!
Dialogue on favorite books with Deane Rink before and during his
trek to Antarctica, with a note from Bill Ransom and a digression
Frank Herbert (a.k.a Bookbabble 101) -- a very long and rapidly