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140 All-Time Must-See Movies for Film Lovers Now Available On DVD (Book) - 6/18/2012 11:39:14 PM
I see a Canadian bookshop has this title on sale for $888.00 US Dollars plus $3.99 shipping! Presumably, they managed to run off a printed edition from the Kindle version. But now everyone can buy the printed version of this book for only $17.50 or less. If I remember correctly, the beautifully printed Lulu edition is available for around the $12.50 mark.

Hollywood's Classic Comedies: Slapstick, Romance, Music, Glamour, Screwball (Book) - 7/14/2011 9:00:44 PM
The NOOK Book and some other ebook editions have a different COVER picture (of Mr and Mrs Bob Hope, actually), but it's the same book inside!

Across the Long Bridge; An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry: Hardcover (Book) - 5/4/2011 7:50:30 AM
I cannot review the anthology as i have not yet read it, however, i would just like to say that the short poem you have included is lovely. Much symbolism but i think that i get most of it and just loved the imagery as well as the dreamyness. Thank you for sharing it.

Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Selections from the Orthodox Old Testament (Book) - 11/27/2010 11:58:38 PM
John Reid’s Bible Wisdom for Modern Times sections from the Orthodox Old Testament opens with a prologue featuring Pitfalls and Rewards as gleaned from the supposed writings of King Solomon. Wisdom was a keynote attributed to Solomon who tradition declares was known for thoughts regarding wise behavior, thoughts and writings. I like that Reid has undertaken this work. Too many of us read the Bible as presented by those who have done translation, and the like, with little understanding that the original writings may or may not be fully delivered in the editions we hold dear today. Because Jesus drew upon Tobias for many of his adages and allegorical narratives it is essential we have a perception of this little known man and the writings bearing his name. Reid has noted, ‘What I've always wanted is a selection from the Bible of important material relevant to my life that's not only easy to read and understand but that sings to my soul. I've attempted to supply just that in Bible Wisdom for Modern Times. It appears that on the pages of Bible Wisdom for Modern Times; Reid has accomplished his goal, and, well at that. John Howard Reid offers recently deciphered works along with paraphrased choices from Old Testament and the supposed mythical biblical wisdom prose. Included in this particular volume are writings attributed to Solomon as well as anecdotes of Jesus Ben Sirach, and Tobias. Included in this edition are works of inspired Jewish and Greek writers. Reid has spent a good bit of time bringing many of the old writings into modern English. The original chronicles of The Three Wise Young Men and Tobias, Tobit, have been recreated to make them more readable without losing any of the didactic utterances as appear to be constant with the original narratives. A must have for every serious Bible Reader; I am happy to recommend John Reid’s Bible Wisdom for Modern Times with sections from the Orthodox Old Testament for novice and long time Bible Readers. =========================== Reviewed by Molly’s Reviews molly martin ===========================

Mexican Autumn (Book) - 11/11/2010 7:11:03 PM
Hi John, Your Mexican Autumn is up at Check out. Joyce

Movie Mystery & Suspense (Book) - 9/17/2010 8:04:48 PM
"MOVIE MYSTERY & SUSPENSE" has proved an extremely popular book at Amazon's Kindle store. What is the attraction? Certainly mystery, suspense and film noir are currently flavor-of-the-month among movie fans, and this is a book that provides an invaluable guide to the really vast range of the genre, not the least of which is a brief monograph of director Robert Siodmak and a longer examination of Otto Preminger's career. There are also full details of the entire "Bomba" series. Six movies in the "Bulldog Drummond" series (all currently available on DVD) are detailed, plus critiques of such noir classics as "To Have and Have Not" and quite a few serials. All the same, I must admit to surprise that this far-ranging but somewhat sketchy account is enjoying superior sales to the much more comprehensive and far more focused book, "Mystery, Suspense, Film Noir and Detective Movies on DVD."

Bible Wisdom: PSALMS of Praise and Power (Book) - 9/17/2010 7:24:40 PM
What exactly is a paraphrase? The Word Power Dictionary defines a paraphrase as "a rewording of a passage." To translate, on the other hand, is defined as "to express the sense of words or text in another language." I'm sorry, but I don't see any difference between the two. If the dictionary had described the art of translation as "to render the exact equivalent of words or phrases in another language", there would be some point to my pastor's disapproval of "The Living New Testament". I would agree that a translation is ALWAYS A PARAPHRASE, but that a paraphrase is not always a translation. I have attempted to illustrate this admittedly subtle difference in my new translation of "Psalms". In the first section of my book, as noted above, I provide a literal translation of each of my selected psalms. Here, for example, is the opening of the famous Psalm 22 or 23, which is exactly the same in both "translation" and "paraphrase". "I have everything I want and need, because you, Lord God, look after me, and care for me like a good shepherd." Here is the opening for Psalm 41 or 42 in my literal translation: "As a deer longs for a stream of cool water, so I long for you, Lord God! I thirst for you! I ache for the living God. I beg for you! When can I go and worship in your presence?" And here is my paraphrase: "As a deer longs for a stream of cool water, so I long for you, Lord God! I thirst for you! My mind aches for the living God. I beg for you! When can I be free to worship in your presence?" PSALMS is now available in a Kindle edition for only $5 (including Amazon's delivery fee). Please click on the Amazon ad and then click on Kindle edition.

POPULAR PICTURES of the Hollywood 1940s (Book) - 9/11/2010 11:22:08 PM
A Complete Index to "Popular Pictures of the Hollywood 1940s": Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), Adam’s Rib (1949), Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad (1949), Africa Screams (1949), Anchors Aweigh (1945), And Baby Makes Three (1949) Behave Yourself (1951), Belle of New York (1952), Bells of Rosarita (1945), Berlin Hotel (1945) {see Hotel Berlin}, Bill and Coo (1948), Black Hand (1950), Black Magic (1944), Black Magic (1949), Bright Leaf (1950), Buck Privates (1941) Cabin in the Sky (1943), Cagliostro (1949) {see Black Magic}, Captain Kidd (1945), Charlie Chan in Black Magic (1944) {see Black Magic}, Coney Island (1943), Copacabana (1947), Crash Dive (1943), Cry Wolf (1947), Curse of the Allenbys (1946) {see She Wolf of London} Darling How Could You (1951), Deception (1946), Desert Fury (1947), Destination Tokyo (1943), Dude Goes West (1948), Dumbo (1941) Fantasia (1940), Father Is a Prince (1940), Flying Deuces (1939) Gay Sisters (1942), Green Grass of Wyoming (1948) He Ran All the Way (1951), He’s a Cockeyed Wonder (1950), Hitler’s Children (1943), Holiday Affair (1949), Hollywood Cavalcade (1939), Homecoming (1948), Hotel Berlin (1945), Howards of Virginia (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941) Ichabod and Mr Toad (1949) {see Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad}, International Lady (1941), In Which We Serve (1942), It’s a Wonderful Life (1947), It’s Magic (1948) {see Romance on the High Seas}, I Want a Divorce (1940) Jungle Book (1942) Kansan (1943), Keys of the Kingdom (1944), Kit Carson (1940) Lady of Burlesque (1943), Last of the Buccaneers (1950), Laughing Lady (1946), Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941), Love Happy (1950), Lucky Stiff (1949), Lulu Belle (1948) Magnificent Doll (1946), Magnificent Lady (1946) {see Magnificent Doll}, Make Believe Ballroom (1949), Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949), Meeting at Midnight (1944) {see Black Magic}, Mildred Pierce (1945), Ministry of Fear (1944), Miniver Story (1950), Mr Ace (1946), Mrs Miniver (1942), My Friend Flicka (1943) National Velvet (1944), Night in Casablanca (1946) Out of the Blue (1947), Ox-Bow Incident (1942) Raffles (1940), Rains Came (1939), Rendezvous (1951) {see Darling How Could You}, Rhapsody in Blue (1945), Romance on the High Seas (1948), Rookies (1941) {see Buck Privates}, Roxie Hart (1942), Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book (1942) {see Jungle Book} Saigon (1948), Salerno Beachhead (1945) {see Walk in the Sun}, Saludos Amigos (1943), Samson and Delilah (1949), Sea Hawk (1940), Sentimental Journey (1946) Seven Days’ Leave (1942), She Went to the Races (1945), She Wolf of London (1946), Since You Went Away (1944), Sitting Pretty (1948), So Great a Man (1940) {see Abe Lincoln in Illinois}, Somewhere I’ll Find You (1942), Song of Texas (1943), Song of the South (1946), Son of Dracula (1943), South of Pago-Pago (1940), South of Santa Fe (1942), South of Tahiti (1941), Spirit of the People (1940) {see Abe Lincoln in Illinois}, Stage Door Canteen (1943), Strange Incident (1942) {see Ox-Bow Incident}, Striptease Lady (1943) {see Lady of Burlesque} Talk of the Town (1942), Tap Roots (1948), Tarzan Triumphs (1943), Thirteenth Letter (1951), Three Came Home (1950), Three Little Words (1950), Thunderhead Son of Flicka (1945), Till the Clouds Roll By (1946), Tin Pan Alley (1940), Tree of Liberty (1940) {see Howards of Virginia}, Tulsa (1949), Tycoon (1947) Under Capricorn (1949) Walk in the Sun (1945), White Savage (1941) {see South of Tahiti}, White Tower (1950), Woman of the Year (1942) Yellow Sky (1948)

More Movie Musicals: 100 Best Films Plus 20 B Pictures (Book) - 9/11/2010 9:47:07 PM
I participated in a big New York movie poster auction early this year. One of the items up for grabs was a nice Betty Grable poster. Not from one of her super-famous films like Tin Pan Alley or I Wake Up Screaming or Moon Over Miami, but from a delightful 1938 surprise called Give Me a Sailor. Admittedly, this was a Paramount movie, not one of her 1940s’ Fox classics that are often aired on TV. In 1938, Betty Grable was not yet a major star, but she was nonetheless featured on the poster in somewhat smaller art as well as smaller lettering than that accorded to Martha Raye (billed first) and Bob Hope (billed second). Although Martha Raye’s star has faded, Hope is still going strong. And there was the added attraction of Grable as well in a rare, original 1938 one-sheet in excellent condition, aside from a few corner pin-holes, a slight tear at the bottom and a couple of creases. Otherwise the poster was almost perfect. Even the back was comparatively clean. To my surprise (and no doubt the auctioneer’s), there were no bidders. No bidders at all. So I thought I’d perform my good deed of the day by bidding a dollar. One measly dollar. A lone voice in the crowd went to two dollars. So I upped my bid to three and won the lot! Three dollars for a Betty Grable poster! An obscure Hoppy western from the 1930s went for over three hundred at the same auction. A couple of Blondie lobby cards fetched more than a hundred each. A Warner Oland Charlie Chan went for over five hundred. At a different auction a few weeks earlier, an admittedly colorful Mickey Mouse poster from 1933 (in a cartoon I’d never even heard of) sold for a colossal $138,000! But Betty Grable could do no better than three single dollars. Betty Grable: the most popular female star of 1942, the most popular star of all in 1943, and still the most popular female star of 1944, though she slipped back to fourth place behind three male competitors. Betty maintained fourth place in ’45, slid down to ninth in ’46, but bounced back to second in both 1947 and 1948 (to Bing Crosby on each occasion). In 1949, 1950 and 1951, she was still the most popular female star in the world. Her name has sold more tickets than any other actress in the entire history of Hollywood. Including Marilyn Monroe. (Marilyn sold many calendars, but she didn’t sell all that many tickets because she didn’t make all that many starring films). So I ask you, where are all Betty Grable’s fans in 2010? Not attending auctions, that’s for sure. But they’re still out there, nonetheless. I told my story far and wide and eventually it reached the ears of a keen fan, who offered me $1,000. I declined. I liked the poster. And I especially liked the film. I’d actually written up all its details and given it a very favorable notice as well in my book, "More Movie Musicals". I'd even noted that "Give Me a Sailor is notable for Betty Grable’s best performance ever!" When I relayed this information to the fan, that made him more keen than ever. Now he wanted a video or DVD of the movie as well. So I put him in touch with another Betty Grable fan who had made a video of the movie when it was broadcast on TV. The upshot of the story is that I was eventually offered $2,000 for the poster, which I accepted. And would you believe the man had actually seen a partial listing of the auction catalog earlier in 2010? That list did include Give Me a Sailor ("starring Bob Hope and Martha Raye"), but it rang no bells with him. An advance bid of ten or twenty dollars would have secured him a poster that he eventually paid $2,000 for. And also for twenty dollars for the printed book or a mere $4.99 for the Kindle edition, he could have bought himself a copy of More Movie Musicals and would have been able to recognize Give Me a Sailor as a must-have Betty Grable item. Are you missing out too? Do you have friends or relatives that could make good use of "More Movie Musicals"? Now's your chance! Try Amazon, Amazon's Kindle store and other online bookshops.

In All His Glory (Book) - 8/26/2010 11:15:31 PM
"In All His Glory" by John Howard Reid brings to life two prominent historical figures in this understated biblical background era story, unique in its blend of antiquity, murder and suspense. Set in the cities of Thebes and Necropolis this fast paced tale employs a linguistic presentation as if the reader were overhearing words spoken at the temples of Karnak and those in the Valley of the Kings in glorious Egypt 3000 years past. The fragility swirling around royal court life is punctuated by intrigue of cross and double-cross between characters, in a time and place where the afterlife was a powerful lure in the psyche and lives of people. One feels the blowing dust and grit experienced by the protagonist Jeroboam, as he contends with desert sands and heat, the lush beauty of the Nile River and conspiracy, at every temple corridor turn.

Merryll Manning: Beachfront 'Holiday' (Book) - 7/11/2010 9:33:13 PM
I enjoy Author Reid’s quirky main character Merryll Manning and Merry’s fanciful bumbling. Poor Merry, he always seems to be in the thick of things, like as not with all suspicion directed straight at himself but even then the label never sticks for long. In spite of all odds Manning does tend to unravel the thorny knots, locate the killer, and bring the culprit to justice. Along the way the ups and downs, tangles and snarls make for a just plain fun, enjoyable read. Perfect for these rainy Oklahoma afternoons we have been having; Writer Reid’s Merryll Manning Beachfront ‘Holiday’ is overflowing with plenty of stratagem, trickery, and intrigue. Characters, as always, are well fleshed, providing a whole new group of scoundrels, hangers-on, police officers who tend to jump to conclusions pretty fast as well as a number of helpful, but often misguided secondary characters. Between Reid’s obvious wittiness and liking for the unconventional in addition to his enjoyable command of language; the Merryll Manning series holds great appeal for those who enjoy a fast paced, well laid out work filled with lots of twists and turns, meant to entertain, work. Those who enjoy mysteries are sure to be drawn right into the narrative. Those who profess to not enjoy mysteries at all will likely find themselves chuckling, turning page after page and maybe changing their mind about that not caring at all for mysteries. Happy to recommend John Howard Reid’s Merryll Manning Beachfront ‘Holiday’. MOLLY'S REVIEWS

Merryll Manning: Trapped on Mystery Island (Book) - 6/27/2010 7:38:58 PM
enjoyed reading and reviewing BOOK 1 of the series: Writer Reid provides the details, factors, and aspects necessary to paint his scenes with realism, cloak his characters with credible traits and present a just plain fun read. I like the asides, repartee and diverse group of characters with which Reid peoples his works. While the launch work for the series, TRAPPED On Mystery Island is the second Merry Manning work I have read. Both have proven to be filled with the suspense, use of expression, parlance and idiom along with intricate stratagem needed to keep me turning the page. Trapped On Mystery Island serves to introduce to the uninitiated the unmatched visualization of Reid’s one of a kind leading character. On the one hand Merry is a rough, straightforward investigator who tends at the odd moment to lapse into moments of whimsy. Providing splendid character growth, flamboyant scenarios, and an engrossing plotline serving to maintain and forward the flow of the tale Reid constructs classic cozy type detective novel certain to satisfy fans of well wrought unassuming mysteries. All in all John Howard Reid’s Merryll Manning TRAPPED On Mystery Island is an engrossing read sure to please those who enjoy cozy type mysteries. I look forward to reading more of this most pleasurable series. Happy to recommend John Howard Reid’s Merryll Manning TRAPPED On Mystery Island. Molly's Reviews

Merryll Manning: The Health Farm Murders (Book) - 6/15/2010 11:07:34 AM
Writer Reid paints vivid description of the locales to draw the reader into the action. His description of characters fleshes each to provide a good mental picture of each. I liked the lack of gore, viotlent outburst despite Merry’s head bashes and restraint from either capricious sexual scenes or profanity. I found interesting that setting for this particular work, on the other hand; uses geographical details relating to Blackheath and Govett's Leap area of Oz, are correct in physical detail, while the ambiance features of the town is made-up. Happy to recommend John Howard Reid’s Merryll Manning: The Health Farm Murders for readers who enjoy cozy type tales filled with trepidation, red herrings, some inconsistency, little overt violence, an absence of profanity all in addition to more than a little idiosyncratic humor. I received ARC for review from a publicist whole review can be seen on Compulsive Reader, Jandy's Reading Room, Molly Martin Reviews and elsewhere on the net

CinemaScope One: Stupendous in 'Scope (Book) - 5/21/2010 8:43:45 PM
I love cinemascope movies. Was there when they came out. Saw '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' which only had one lens to film the whole movie. Saw 'Demetirus and the Gladiators'. And all Robert Wagner 20th Century Fox cinemascope movies: "Prince Valient", 'The True Story of Jesse James', and 'A Kiss Before Dying' in a two year period. I'm glad this book documents the history. And so very glad as the author points out that these movies are now available on DVD in thier proper format. An important film history book. Thanks for writing it.

Mystery, Suspense, Film Noir & Detective Movies on DVD: A Guide to the Best (Book) - 2/13/2010 2:22:01 PM
Mystery, Suspense, Film Noir and Detective Movies on DVD-A GUIDE TO THE BEST IN CINEMA THRILLS by John Howard Reid is a dream come true for movie buffs. If your collection of movies is less than classic or you would like to sample the best thriller flicks of the former century then this book is the place to begin. Mr. Reid has researched, reviewed and listed over 700 examples of the best in cinema that can be found in the DVD format. The first 218 titles included, feature an extensive review page. He includes the full cast and the parts played by name. The director, screenplay writer, editor, music, sound and producers are listed as well as copyright date, studio, world wide release dates and running times. Each title is summarized with Mr. Reid’s own personal review and other comments. He rates the transfer DVD on a 1 to 10 scale, ten being a superb transfer from film and one being an unwatchable DVD. The remaining 500 films are briefly described. Most of the titles were released in the 1930’s to 1950’s with several selections from the 60’s and 70’s. You’ll recognise many of the well known classics like Twelve Angry Men or A Kiss Before Dying. However, this book really shines in its ability to bring exposure obscure titles like Attack of Giant Leeches. What is film noir? Mr. Reid takes a one-hundred page look at Noir, Crime and Mystery with several hundred movies mentioned. Interested in Sherlock Holmes or Raymond Chandler movies? How about the Thin Man series? Mr. Reid designated a full chapter o each of these categories. How about hard-boiled movie tough guys? Mr. Reid takes an in depth look in a chapter called Bogart versus Ladd. The amount of time and research needed to produce a book this detailed and informative is remarkable. Hundreds of wonderful black and white photos add to the authenticity of the collection. Mr. Reid has over 50 years of writing experience and it shows on every page as his descriptions flow smoothly from point to point without any trite or clichéd passages. All movie buffs should take advantage of this wonderful guide. Flipping through the pages you can’t help making a list of must-sees before running out to the local rental shop. If you enjoyed classic thrillers back in the day and wonder about current DVD availability then you need this book. If you are tired of the CGI filled dribble that Hollywood is passing off as Mystery/Thrillers these days then this is guide is a must read for finding something very different. Highly Recommended. (September 27, 2009) 978-0557122233

More Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Selections from the Early New Testament (Book) - 1/3/2009 9:36:31 PM
I like these 12 commandments. But how do you aviod sadness?

Essential Bible Wisdom: GOOD NEWS by John, Beloved Disciple, & John, Elder (Book) - 12/15/2008 2:19:16 PM
I strongly dislike your last reason for the separate identities of John the beloved and John son of Zebedee. While John son of Zebedee may have been a loudmouth at times, he is not the only one that Jesus rebukes during his life on Earth. For example, he ridicules Peter saying "Get behind me Satan!" yet it seems that Jesus shows special interest in Peter, testing his faith and love during the trial and after his resurrection. Also, John WAS one of the three that witnessed the Transfiguration of Jesus. The fact that John has been given this sort of trust seems to indicate that Jesus does in fact trust him, even with his own identity. Why then shouldn't he also trust John with his mother?

Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD (Book) - 8/28/2008 7:45:15 PM
Originally, I intended to make comments on the ten Recommended DVD Suppliers in the book, but the suppliers themselves could not agree on what comments I should make. For instance, I wanted to make a point that the first supplier maintains an absolutely marvelous site for ALL classic movie fans, whether or not you intend to purchase. Just his list of forthcoming releases, I find gloriously wonderful to skim through. You don't have to wade through acres and acres and acres and acres of junk (as you do in other sites) to get an occasional glimpse of the upcoming movies that interest YOU! There they all are, fully described and listed! What memories they bring back!

Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics (Book) - 8/14/2008 6:14:00 AM
Wow... I have seen 35 of this list... because I do love movies...but rarely watch the older ones these days. This is really interesting, thank you. I'll check out a couple more when I go to Blockbuster next week... I usually watch (don't laugh).... 6-8 rentals a week...and when I'm really stressed or writing is blocked, I watch double that!! whew.. but I can do two things at once...:-)) lindalaw

Best Western Movies: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films & B Movies (Book) - 5/16/2008 9:58:35 AM
I enjoy the old western movies. I used to pay 12 cents to see Red Ryder , Jonnie Mac Brown , The Lone Ranger and many more.. Wish they still made movies like they used to. Those were the good ole days. I enjoyed the article...M

Merryll Manning The Beach-Front Murders Chapter One Part One (Short Story) - 6/15/2010 11:09:37 AM
enjoyed the read

Jesus and Jairus (Short Story) - 12/3/2009 4:05:12 PM
ou should consider the parable of the talents. The one that did not dare use his talents was rebuked and his tanlents were taken away. so be it.

The Woman at the Well (Short Story) - 12/2/2009 8:32:15 AM
Isn't it interesting that Jesus always spoke to people *where* they were: to the woman at the well, He spoke of the Living Water; to the fishermen He spoke of their becoming fishers of men, and so on. He greets us where we are, on our terms. We have only to open our minds and hearts, and welcome Him into them. just one of the many great stories and examples - and a very nicely done synopsis/rendition/explanation! :) GB ... carlynn

Jesus and Jairus (Short Story) - 12/2/2009 8:27:18 AM
Have always loved the story of Jairus' daughter - and i really needed to read this message again this morning as i pray for many in my life who are ill. By His wounds we are healed. TY for this post! ... Carlynn - author of Angels in the Landfill (Mixed Blessings and Saving Graces)

Merryll Manning; The Health Farm Murders Wednesday (Short Story) - 10/19/2009 1:34:44 AM
enjoyed the read

Jesus Is Arrested; John's Eye-Witness Account: Thursday in Holy Week (Short Story) - 7/20/2009 8:26:19 AM
enjoyed the read

Lacey (Short Story) - 5/14/2009 1:48:00 AM
John, This is a great story. What a regular trickster this guy is. Sounds like he brought the situation full-circle, though. lol. Excellent details. Hugs, Sheila

Good News by John: Chapter 2 (reconstructed) (Short Story) - 3/31/2009 7:23:29 AM
Well written and interesting. I am looking forward to the next installment.

Good News by John: Chapter 2 (reconstructed) (Short Story) - 3/30/2009 9:19:13 PM
well done

The Most Beautiful Story in the World (Short Story) - 1/22/2009 11:30:37 AM
John, It is indeed the most beautiful story in the world. Thank you for sharing. Sincerely, Regino

The Most Beautiful Story in the World (Short Story) - 1/9/2009 1:34:10 PM
I was a little confused by the description "fossicking" and having googled it wonder if it is the best description here. Just a small point, however. This is a beautiful story and I feel you could expand it much more, at present it is a good outline. Perhaps you could write it from Juan's point of view because that will draw the reader into the story and help the reader to relate more to the characters. At the moment it tends to just tell the story in a detached way, yet you have the material there to convey a moving and emotive story.

Saint Mark: Chapter 8 (Short Story) - 12/27/2008 11:15:21 AM
well done

Mark: Chapter Ten (Short Story) - 12/23/2008 2:23:44 AM
well said

Grandpa (Short Story) - 11/14/2008 5:45:19 PM
What a nice story.... enjoyed it very much... lindalaw

Edwin Drood; A Comic Conclusion in the Dickensian Spirit (Short Story) - 11/11/2008 6:35:27 PM
interesting review

Greatest Story Ever Told! (Short Story) - 11/2/2008 6:55:24 PM
A wonderful Write about how to live Right! I give it ***** 5 stars. One of my favorite parts is: "The Lord God will keep a charitable man alive as long as possible. He is not only doing God's work but his whole life becomes an offering that is highly pleasing to the Almighty." Powerful words that ring true! God Blessed you with talent. May he continue to bless you with health and prosperity. In Jesus name, John Michael Domino

A Mountain of Many Treasures (Short Story) - 10/13/2008 1:15:14 AM
good review

What's Wrong with Plain Glory? (Short Story) - 10/5/2008 3:22:04 AM
beautiful cover enjoyed the read

Contest Blues (Short Story) - 9/29/2008 11:30:42 AM
“Rules are rules,” How many of us have been destroyed by that simple phrase, eh? Keep up the good work, John. Jim

Two Votes and Counting (Short Story) - 9/18/2008 7:09:48 PM
WOW!!!...G'day John, no wonder you are where you are today, this short had me mesmerised from the start mate, well done. Dave.

A Packet of Dreams (Short Story) - 4/24/2008 10:26:03 AM
That was really good! I love short stories, and that one was perfect! Thank you!

A Packet of Dreams (Short Story) - 4/24/2008 12:54:54 AM
The annual Tom Howard Short Story Contest does not open until August 15, 2008. In the meantime I'm working on a new anthology of my short fiction. The title story is A PACKET OF DREAMS.

A Jesus by Any Other Name? (Article) - 12/21/2012 10:27:28 AM
Yes, in my opinion you are wrong not to use the correct name Yeshua, or even Yoheshua. When we continue a mistaken concept or lie because it is convention, the we are complicit in perpetuating the lie. This truth would start a revival of the Christian doctrine by introducing the truth back into the rest of the story (Paul Harvey reference). The early church adjusted a lot of writings and eliminated many for political and to further an agenda not necessarily in keeping with the plan of God. And as you pointed out the priest craft used the "righteousness" clause. I think you would do Christianity and the whole world a lot of good by sticking with the truth, unadorned and with conventions...we all know what happens at conventions.

TITLES TO AVOID How to use Hollywood Classics Title Index (Article) - 11/28/2011 1:20:23 PM
excellent article.

The Most Popular Psalms of 2009 (Article) - 8/2/2011 2:46:08 AM
Thank you for your post. I plan to read-up on your postings. God Bless.

Most Important Words in the Bible (1) (Article) - 1/16/2011 8:55:16 AM
Whosoever believe in Jesus and also believe in the One that sent Him, he/she is passed from death to life. That's rather important to note too!!

Sales? Write a Good Book and/or Get Publicity! (Article) - 11/24/2010 3:24:29 AM
always good info, well done

Merryll Manning Survives a Beachfront Holiday (Article) - 11/21/2010 7:27:03 PM
one of my favs in the MM series!!

Are Amazon Rankings Important? (Article) - 11/19/2010 9:43:37 PM
The answer is affirmative to all your questions. However, your "Write Ways" appears to be the "right way" for anyone looking to improve writing skills.

Get Your Work Noticed! (Article) - 11/15/2010 10:47:13 PM
lots of good information!

Naming Your Characters (Article) - 10/28/2010 6:58:00 AM
Hi John, I agree names should be simple and easy to mouth, pleasing even. I think names should be a metaphor for their personalities the scarier, the weirder the name. I just read a book where the names were so hard to understand, I had to keep regrouping to keep the characters in my head. Oh, well, nice article. You can find another review at I'm reading Mexican Autumn, enjoying names like Hippy Harper. My best, Joyce

Margaret Havill Reid, Poet and Political Activist (Article) - 10/7/2010 6:38:02 AM
I am reading and studying this book now. It is an full of passion, humor, wit and womanly. One of the lines I like is Where is such happiness that love can destroy another Drown your individuality? How lucky these two found each other.

King James Bible - Translation or Paraphrase? (Article) - 9/19/2010 11:16:06 PM
It's just been pointed out to me that if you read these translations or paraphrases in the opposite order, they have a cumulative effect which is almost overwhelming. So read Mark first, then the King James, then the "Living New Testament", then Father Jones, then my work. I've also been asked, "Why all the CAPITALS?" Answer: Ancient Greek has no lower case. No punctuation marks either! And why the comment in square brackets in my translation -- a comment that is missing from all the others? Mark did not actually write this, but it is most definitely implied. In fact, Jesus may very well have instructed Judas to run after this poor woman and give her some money!

King James Bible - Translation or Paraphrase? (Article) - 9/19/2010 7:15:54 AM
enjoyed the read

Translation v. Paraphrase in the Bible (Article) - 9/18/2010 3:30:15 PM
well done

Classic Movies Are Alive and Well (Article) - 8/22/2010 3:07:35 AM
enjoyed reading your article

Hollywood's Classic Comedies; My Favorite Comedians (Article) - 8/19/2010 8:26:15 PM
"Hollywood's Classic Comedies" is now available in a Kindle edition for only $4.99 (including Amazon's $2 delivery fee). You will need to search Amazon's Kindle Store for "Hollywood's Classic Comedies", as there is at present no direct link from the main store's entry for this book.

Keys to Winning Writing Contests (Article) - 8/16/2010 4:50:44 AM
interesting read

12 Movie Books in Kindle's Top 50! (Article) - 8/3/2010 3:27:45 AM
interesting article!

U.S. English versus British English (Article) - 7/24/2010 4:18:13 AM
enjoyed the read, more arguments etc are over semantics, I think, than anything else in our dealings with one another.

No-One Will Read This (Article) - 5/24/2010 7:00:47 PM
I'm not sure if I understand clearly what you are suggesting. I agree that Jesus wants to be our friend. I agree that this friendship is not found in church or the Bible. Your article however, doesn't tell us wher this frienship is found. May I suggest that this frienship is found us embracing Christ and the life that He lived out on the pages of the Bible?

King James versus the Bible (Article) - 12/24/2009 3:09:18 PM
I love the beauty of the words in the King James Version also. Keith Rowley's comments as pertaining to the King James Version, I agree.

King James versus the Bible (Article) - 12/24/2009 10:09:49 AM
I prefer the King James's Version of the Bible - I like the beauty of words - How about Shakespeare's writing - it is much the same

King James versus the Bible (Article) - 12/24/2009 7:36:29 AM
Merry Xmas John. Personally, I think you have this wrong. Although no longer a Christian, I grew up on the King James, and I still find the beauty of its language extraordinary. I do not think the language was embroidered, but rather that in translation, an attempt was made to correctly translate the language, ethos, and spirit of the bible's times of origin. Whether this was achieved may well be moot. I also think that more modern versions strip the scriptures of their spirit and reflect a modern need to dumb down to the level of the modern-day, dumbed-down mass. This may well be convenient, but to denigrate the beauty of the King James translation in the attempt to accommodate today's flock is both unjust and unwise. Incidentally, although you comment on the translation, I wonder whether or not you have actually read the bible in Hebrew? I acknowledge that I have not, but I have several Jewish friends who have and have on occasion discussed this very issue with them. In the main, they support the King James. Two more thoughts for you: 1. Something is always lost in translation. And, inevitably, something is always added! 2. Literal translations of ancient works lead to HUGE misunderstanding - I really do not think that any ancient work can be translated and understood without its historical and cultural context being integrated into the translation. I am doubtful this was EVER done with the bible. As I said above, I am not Christian. Indeed, I am no longer a theist in the conventional and religious sense. But I wish you and yours a joyous and blessed Christmas. Keith

2 Bibles, Hebrew v. Greek (Article) - 11/28/2009 4:28:45 AM
thought provoking

Is the Bible True? Is it Really the Word of God? (Article) - 11/21/2009 8:21:50 PM
Not Anything I Didn't Already Know... He So Loved The World(?)I Truly Believe He (God) Is Merciless----Why,In 3 Near Deaths Since Childhood I Have Met The Man (God)... Problem With Humans (90% Are To Caught Up In Their Own Self Centered Greed$,i.e. Inequities... Credit Illuminating Write Right On....

Is the Bible True? Is it Really the Word of God? (Article) - 11/21/2009 7:38:31 PM
Christian read the same Bible yet the Bible is interpreted differently according to what church a person belongs - Some folk take certain passages figuratively whereas others take the whole Bible literally – So how can it be the Bible be the infallible Word of God when it was written by men – However inspired or not it holds many fundamental truths. It is still beyond the scope of the human mind

HAPPINESS by Rosalia de Castro (Poetry) - 7/3/2012 4:32:13 AM
I know the feeling but i'll keep looking too.

The Lost Caress by Alfonsina Storni (Poetry) - 4/27/2012 2:33:00 PM
A beutiful poem by Alfonsina Storni, terrible translated by John Howard Reid. Here is a far better translation: LOST CARESSE Aimless caresses slip from my fingers, slip from my fingers... caught in the passing wind, caresses that wander without destiny or purpose, caresses I have lost, who gathers them up? I could have loved tonight with infinite piety, I could have loved the first man who happened to come. No one comes. The flowered path is empty. Caresses that are lost, wander on… wander on If your eyes are kissed tonight, wanderer, if the branches shiver as a sweet sigh passes by, if a small hand gently presses your fingers a hold that brushes as it goes, touching deep, and then gone. If that hand is unseen, and the mouth that kisses you, if it is the wind weaving the illusion of a kiss oh, wanderer, with eyes like the sky, melted into this wind, would you recognize me? Alfonsina Storni Translated by Lisa Campos

Praise Him in the Highest Heavens: Psalm 148 (Poetry) - 10/8/2011 10:30:28 AM
Fantastic Christian poem!

HAPPINESS by Rosalia de Castro (Poetry) - 9/21/2011 1:56:22 AM
Good work ! And good luck with the book.

Translating Poetry: Literal versus Poetic Approaches (Poetry) - 8/29/2011 8:19:52 AM
Of course you are right in what you say, but to answer your questions we would need to see the original. Have you not included it in this post for reasons of copyright? Your translation of Cristobal de Castillo's Al Amor seems to me perfect.

The Two Doves by Rosalia de Castro (Poetry) - 8/27/2011 7:43:42 PM
As the reader, I was put in the lives of the birds... and utopia of their being... not that there's anything wrong with all happiness... Thanks for sharing...

Taste and See That the Lord Is Good (Poetry) - 8/13/2011 6:12:09 AM
My faith has seen me through many difficult times. Blessings surround all of us if we only open our eyes. Donna

Taste and See That the Lord Is Good (Poetry) - 8/13/2011 12:48:03 AM
John, Taste and See That The Lord is Good has encouraging words for discouraging times. Not discouraging for me, for the Father has taught me to stray from the ways of the flesh. Following His ways I found peace, joy, hope and comfort beyond measure. JMD

Thank You, Lord! (Poetry) - 8/11/2011 3:35:57 PM
John, AMEN! I couldn't have said this better! Blessings, ~Linda

God Is Our Strength and Shelter (Poetry) - 8/8/2011 8:16:56 AM
Hi John, thank you for your comments. Check out your review for the above at Also a few at Global Healing Enjoy! Joyce

God Heals the Broken-Hearted (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 8:05:17 AM
"Great is our Lord God." That's very true, John. Good work!

God Heals the Broken-Hearted (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 6:49:40 AM
One of the most comforting and encouraging Bible passages. Thank you for your beautiful rendition. Connie

God Heals the Broken-Hearted (Poetry) - 8/6/2011 6:06:17 AM
This truly is Bible Wisdom. Thank you for sharing. Donna

Anyone for Love? -- Number 1 at Kindle Store (Poetry) - 11/15/2010 6:16:38 AM
I love this poem, it's beautifully penned and nostalgic to perfection.

Anyone for Love? -- Number 1 at Kindle Store (Poetry) - 11/11/2010 8:06:45 AM
John, A great poem about the loss of romance. And most hearty Congratulations on your achievement!! I'll have to check it out. Mary

Anyone for Love? -- Number 1 at Kindle Store (Poetry) - 11/11/2010 1:03:04 AM
Great news, John.....well done !

Taste and See that the Lord is Good! Psalm 33 [34] (Poetry) - 10/21/2010 7:40:11 AM
This Psalm is always uplifting,never far from my heart or thoughts. Thank you for presenting it. Thurman

Another Sequel to A SALUTE TO SPANISH POETRY by John Howard Reid (Poetry) - 10/20/2010 3:57:13 PM
Wonderful read. You can find your review at Enjoy. Joyce White

Supper and Party Time from A SALUTE TO SPANISH POETRY by John Howard Reid (Poetry) - 9/9/2010 9:37:25 PM
There is a similiar feel to these, and they flow well. Knowing how hard it is to translate, this is very admirable. Some people think languages are no big deal, but maybe that is because they never tried to master one, lol. The second is my favorite because of the imagery and that delighful ending. Thanks for sharing the work of others you admire.

Sequel Poem to bestselling A SALUTE TO SPANISH POETRY by John Howard Reid (Poetry) - 9/1/2010 8:34:45 PM
Thank you, John. You are absolutely correct! I knew this idea was familiar as I was translating Castillejo, but I couldn't place it. It's 30 years since I opened Catullus. In fact, I cut my teeth translating Virgil. My professor thought my work superior to Dryden, but then cut the floor from under me by stating there was no future in translating Latin. There were so many translations already. "Why don't you try some neglected language?" he asked. "Spanish, for instance?"

Sequel Poem to bestselling A SALUTE TO SPANISH POETRY by John Howard Reid (Poetry) - 9/1/2010 5:20:55 AM
This Castillejo poem has its roots in Catullus V, ll 7-13: ...da mi basia mille, deinde centum, dein mille altera, dein secunda centum, deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum; dein cum milia multa fecerimus conturbabimus illa ne sciamus aut ne quis malus inuidere possit cum tantum sciat esse basiorum.

Dawn Poem by Fernando de Rojas (Poetry) - 9/1/2010 1:33:56 AM
A real delight !

Cradles in the Dark by Gabriela Mistral (Poetry) - 8/6/2010 9:30:21 AM
Beautiful! To cradle a child is the ultimate peace... Love and Peace~ Kimmy~

Dream of the Alligator (Poetry) - 8/6/2010 3:44:59 AM
A great poem.

Dream of the Alligator (Poetry) - 8/5/2010 3:06:33 AM
This poem has a layer of wrapping, like an onion that shines brighter with each peel.

Dream of the Alligator (Poetry) - 8/5/2010 1:10:10 AM
"Dream of an alligator" is a metaphorical phrase, and the central metaphor has been expanded to deliver a profound social message on our times. Alligator is a symbol of power, magnificence, glory, and at the same time cruelty, and in the image of the alligator the narrator perhaps envisions a control over the "absolute power" that can so very well "corrupt absolutely". It has several layers of thought to read and re-read!

God Will Arise! Psalm 11 [12] (Poetry) - 7/23/2010 8:44:49 AM
yes and here we have a really good explaination of Luke 10

An Alternative Nocturne by Jose Juan Tablada (Poetry) - 7/12/2010 5:43:34 AM
i can't think of another word for this beautiful piece other than 'enchanting'...patmedlin

An Alternative Nocturne by Jose Juan Tablada (Poetry) - 7/12/2010 12:18:30 AM
Very well written

Hat, Overcoat, Gloves by Cesar Vallejo (Poetry) - 7/11/2010 5:50:15 PM

Beauty by Miguel de Unamuno (Poetry) - 7/5/2010 1:48:30 AM
Fine work, John

Dancing Cups (Poetry) - 5/31/2010 4:37:59 PM
I imagine these to be quite expensive teacups...? I love this poem because my aunt collected tea cups and they were all different and fascinating to inspect. You are a wonderful poet. Blessings, Christine

The Good Shepherd (Poetry) - 4/21/2010 6:58:46 PM
Just beautiful John, just beautiful. Magic

The Lord God Reigns! Psalm 92 [93] (Poetry) - 4/19/2010 8:18:43 PM
I just loved this poem. Kudos to you Magics

Save Me, Lord God, Save Me! Psalm 3 (Poetry) - 4/18/2010 7:39:54 AM
The heavens resound with your joy for being a believer in Jesus Christ. God bless you. George

My Help Shall Come from God Psalm 120 [121] (Poetry) - 4/14/2010 7:49:38 AM

My Help Shall Come from God Psalm 120 [121] (Poetry) - 4/13/2010 9:07:25 PM
It is interesting to me how many times the ancient prophets lauded feet. "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet..." etc. And here, "He even keeps watch on my feet." It interests me, because I have flat feet, and consequently have been in pain much of my life because of them. They are the foundations for our bodies -- support all the weight of us for hours and miles each day. It's good to know there's a guy upstairs watching over them, and doing so much more as well... and forever to boot! --Charlie

Light in the Darkness Psalm 111 [112] (Poetry) - 4/13/2010 8:05:05 AM
A girl friend was just telling me the other day how she couldn't for the life of her find a decent man. Why is that, I wondered. Heaven knows he's given us enough incentives. Maybe we've simply forgotten to read, or pass on His words. Kudos for getting more of them out there. --Charlie

God Answers My Prayers Psalm 19 [20] (Poetry) - 4/8/2010 8:47:29 PM
I was going to write something about God answers to my prayers; and when I stepped into the den, I saw your poem. Beautiful indeed!! I think that whenever we pray, we have to pray with sincerity, and when we do that our prayers are heard and being answered. No doubt about it. Sandie Angel :o)

3 versions of Psalm 132 [133]. Precious Ointment (Poetry) - 4/6/2010 12:45:24 AM
Wonderful faithful cheerful

Psalm 97 [98] Wonderful Things! (Poetry) - 4/4/2010 12:51:27 PM

Psalm 97 [98] Wonderful Things! (Poetry) - 4/4/2010 2:04:52 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Praise Him in the Highest Heavens: Psalm 148 (Poetry) - 4/3/2010 4:33:54 AM
A few differences here and there but the central theme of the Psalm is not much different than in my Bible which was translated from the original sources. An inspiring passage for the Easter Season. George

The Arrest of Antonio Camborio by Lorca (Poetry) - 1/21/2010 9:52:48 PM
Thank you for sharing it.I enjoy it.take care

Of Wine and Love (Poetry) - 1/10/2010 3:12:03 AM
Thank you for sharing it.take care.I like reading it

MADRIGAL by Luis de Gongora y Argote (Poetry) - 1/9/2010 3:32:39 AM
Magnificent poem.take care

MADRIGAL by Luis de Gongora y Argote (Poetry) - 1/8/2010 8:02:57 PM
John, A most beautiful and touching love poem. Mary

MY LOVES by Julian del Casal (Poetry) - 1/5/2010 5:32:57 AM
This excellent piece of writing is awesome to the eyes and mind. GOD BLESS Tony

MY LOVES by Julian del Casal (Poetry) - 1/5/2010 3:38:55 AM
Well written, John

My Child Is Asleep (Poetry) - 1/4/2010 1:58:12 PM
Beautiful poem.

My Child Is Asleep (Poetry) - 1/3/2010 6:26:36 AM
This is very good.thank you for sharing.take care

My Child Is Asleep (Poetry) - 1/2/2010 9:14:19 PM
nicely written, I like it

Adagio by Leopoldo Lugones (Poetry) - 1/2/2010 6:26:14 PM
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CLEOPATRA (Poetry) - 12/19/2009 7:47:50 AM
Wow, no reviews. This piece was pure genius! Great write! GOD BLESS Tony

Love Poem (Poetry) - 12/17/2009 3:35:38 PM
Excellent poem - you have a very creative word vocabulary.

Challenged Learners (Poetry) - 12/17/2009 12:50:19 AM
I like reading this poem.Thank you for sharing her works with us.take care

When I Was Young (Poetry) - 12/15/2009 2:51:32 AM
Ah yes! mate this one took me back to when I was growing up in St. Mary's.

Sky Sets (Poetry) - 12/15/2009 2:47:38 AM
Despite the hidden codes I still love reading your poem, I have always loved rhyme & this one is beautiful.

My Vineyard (Poetry) - 12/13/2009 7:39:09 PM
I have to agree John, very visually moving poem as well, I enjoyed the read mate.

Sky Sets (Poetry) - 12/13/2009 12:37:52 AM
Hi, Its an interesting poem all right. But..Did you knoe that your poem has al the microsoft word hidden codes? maybe with some time you could remove them as they do spoil an otherwise brilliant article. steve

Praise to the Comforter (Poetry) - 12/11/2009 8:30:44 PM

Bureaucrat (Poetry) - 12/11/2009 7:36:27 AM
Love both the poem and the format

Bureaucrat (Poetry) - 12/11/2009 12:57:55 AM
Thank you for sharing this poem.take care

Cost of Lost Women (Poetry) - 12/10/2009 3:42:50 AM
Good written piece John,take care

Cost of Lost Women (Poetry) - 12/9/2009 7:53:39 PM
Answer to the last question...the woman. (Ever watch sex in the "sistahs" in Manhattan, ya know? :-) clr

Love Poem (Poetry) - 12/8/2009 6:51:53 AM
She was gifted, beautiful pen.

Love Poem (Poetry) - 12/8/2009 2:53:31 AM
A great poem.excellent work,take care

A Lost Paradise (Poetry) - 9/30/2009 6:30:37 PM
John, A well told story with a salient point, but the text is in serious need of cleaning up; in its present presentation it's frustrating for the reader. John

His Light (Poetry) - 8/30/2009 2:05:12 AM
well done

Aphid Talk (Poetry) - 8/28/2009 12:34:17 AM

The Poet Has Arrived (Poetry) - 7/29/2009 11:38:28 AM
The poet has indeed arrived. Carol

A Voice Still-Born (Poetry) - 7/29/2009 11:36:28 AM
This is why we need to write, write, write. Beautiful--thank you for sharing. Carol

Argument with God (Poetry) - 7/2/2009 3:48:08 AM
a nice piece, check mine also

Stepping In and Closing Off (Poetry) - 6/30/2009 4:03:21 AM
I liked your work check mine also.

A Distressed Shopkeeper's Lament at a Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 6/30/2009 4:00:32 AM
I liked your work. check mine too.

A Voice Still-Born (Poetry) - 5/26/2009 5:46:04 PM
Such a wonderful example of her work, absolutely genious.... Be always safe, Karen

A Voice Still-Born (Poetry) - 5/26/2009 2:39:31 AM
I enjoy reading this,thank you for sharing it,take care EDWIN

Ode to an Ooozeful Cat (Poetry) - 5/25/2009 10:10:28 AM
Great written piece,I enjoy it,take care EDWIN

Ode to an Ooozeful Cat (Poetry) - 5/25/2009 4:16:09 AM
I love this, you captured her essence perfectly.

Ode to an Ooozeful Cat (Poetry) - 5/25/2009 3:23:07 AM
Sweet write; I love kitties, especially when they purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! :) (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Ode to an Ooozeful Cat (Poetry) - 5/25/2009 2:36:16 AM
My dog wants to meet your cat, & he SWEARS with all four paws, he won't eat her...;-) ed & Rufuz ]w00f]

The Poet Has Arrived (Poetry) - 5/21/2009 8:55:07 AM
i like it

Argument with God (Poetry) - 5/20/2009 2:21:59 AM
A well written poem,take care EDWIN

Argument with God (Poetry) - 5/19/2009 9:20:13 PM
Wise words, through constructive criticism and self doubt, yet genuine.... Be always safe, Karen

Looking Down Through Cloud (Poetry) - 5/14/2009 3:20:26 AM
An excellent work. Hugs, Sheila

My Favorite Poem in Across the Long Bridge (Poetry) - 5/11/2009 2:17:54 PM
Thank you for your kind words about my poetry, Mr. Reid It is a tremendous honor to have my poem "The Window" compared to your moving sentiments in "Regrets." A big hug across the universe, Marie Delgado Travis

My Favorite Poem in Across the Long Bridge (Poetry) - 5/6/2009 7:24:10 PM
A real heart throbber, with many emotions woven within.... Be always safe, Karen

Stepping In and Closing Off (Poetry) - 5/4/2009 6:53:24 PM
The simple and the abbundance, a choice to be made, yet the simple is so much better, good choice.... Be alway safe, Karen

Hiram Ross, Shopping Mall Boss (Poetry) - 5/3/2009 3:43:17 AM
Excellent poem,I enjoy reading it,take care Edwin

A Distressed Shopkeeper's Lament at a Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 4/25/2009 6:26:26 PM
Methinks, there is reason in your madness. Nice rhythm. s

Courting Food at a Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 4/25/2009 2:55:35 AM
I put off reading this poem because food is my waterloo, and going through these lines was sheer torture! You write about mall fast food sooo well! (My favorites are calamari with hot sauce and sushi and wan ton noodles with beef strips...yummy!) Cynthia

Muzak at a Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 4/24/2009 1:24:27 PM
The passage of time does have a way of changing things, huh? Be always safe, Karen

A Word to the Wise (Poetry) - 4/23/2009 1:37:56 PM
Awww, an wonderful light and spring like lift to this unique piece. An ode to pets everywhere... Be always safe, Karen

My Search (Poetry) - 4/20/2009 3:24:33 AM

My Search (Poetry) - 4/19/2009 7:42:52 PM
I hope you find her with this lovely poem. I like the bird macaw. (We spell it "macao"). Cynthia

Questions, Questions, Captain Bligh (Poetry) - 4/18/2009 1:32:28 PM
Nice piece of history told through an observant eye... Be always safe, Karen

Love Is a Book (Poetry) - 4/15/2009 12:35:06 PM
Well thought out and full of deliverable emotions... Be always safe, Karen

Love Is a Book (Poetry) - 4/15/2009 1:49:27 AM
Yes it is too clever. The meaning is too deep for skeptics to grasp, as the poem speaks of a higher kind of "story". Very nice and full of insight. Cynthia

A Verse Prayer to the Father, Quoted by John, the Elder (Poetry) - 4/3/2009 11:38:28 PM
In this prayer, Jesus confirmed that the Word of God is Truth and it sanctifies. Theology and Apologetics do not. Thanks John, Cynthia

A Platonic Poem by John, the Elder (Poetry) - 4/2/2009 10:03:12 PM
This chapter of John is one of my favorites and I consider it the letter of Jesus to His friends, the Apostles. The verse John 14:6 "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." is such a powerful Divinely anointed phrase when used in evangelism, and it can break the most unbelieving hardened heart and penetrate the most cynical skeptic mind. The Word of God is living and active and will not return to Him void. Cynthia

Escape to Paradise (Poetry) - 3/29/2009 1:20:09 AM
From ocean bottom to beach shore - her escape was made possible through her accomplice whom - I assume - placed her on the mantle - shown as an example. Freedom can be found - with a friend around. Excellent poetry - enjoyed. DWB

MALALAM (Poetry) - 3/27/2009 1:09:14 PM
It sounds so much like a place meant to be visited only in dreams or moments of deep, dark thoughs before the light penetrates... Be always safe, Karen

Psalm 11: Psalms of Praise & Power from the Greek Old Testament (Septuagint (Poetry) - 3/15/2009 2:22:33 AM
I enjoy reading this,thank you for sharing it,take care Edwin

Psalm 9 continued: Psalms of Praise & Power from the Greek Old Testament (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 1:03:23 PM
Too bad about your HTML coding insertions. Maybe you can edit and repost?

Psalm 8, Psalms of Praise & Power from the Greek Old Testament (Septuagint) (Poetry) - 3/9/2009 2:09:12 PM
Wonderfully written piece, but God is a man of his word, full of love and compassion.... Be always safe, Karen

Psalm 6, Psalms of Praise & Power Translated from Greek Old Testament (LXX) (Poetry) - 3/8/2009 4:44:49 PM
True, honest, open love and compassion is our forever friend, well told.... Be always safe, Karen

Psalm 4, Psalms of Praise & Power from the Greek Old Testament (LXX) (Poetry) - 3/5/2009 11:18:56 PM
Hello John Howard, Your posts of the Word of God plants Seed that grow here at the Den, and "praise breaks the yoke of heaviness". Thank you for this and God bless you and your writing! Cynthia

Psalm 3; Psalms of Praise & Power, from Greek Old Testament (Septuagint) (Poetry) - 3/5/2009 2:31:30 AM
John congratulations. Your excerpt is beautiful, sure this took a lot of patience. Blessings, Gwendolyn

Psalm 2; Psalms of Praise & Power, Greek Old Testament or Septuagint (Poetry) - 3/4/2009 2:17:19 PM
Wonderful advice that we could all use today, thanks.... Be always safe, Karen

A Forgotten Clown: Snub Pollard (Poetry) - 3/4/2009 2:54:57 AM
John, Seems we, as a society, tend to overlook elderly folks. I'm all for insisting everyone should do time working in a nursing home. I did as a teenager, and those years gave me a great respect for my elders. Wisdom really does come with time:) Nice job on this poem. Love and Hugs, Sheila

Psalm 1 from Psalms of Praise & Power, Greek Old Testament (Poetry) - 3/3/2009 12:22:01 PM
In HIS footsteps we all need to follow, well said... Be always safe, Karen

Psalm 151: Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Orthodox Old Testament (Poetry) - 2/26/2009 1:53:22 PM
How wonderful that you found this after so much time has passed. Such an amazing story so full of wisdom and grace... Be always safe, Karen

Psalm 151: Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Orthodox Old Testament (Poetry) - 2/26/2009 5:42:37 AM
John, I agree with Cynthia, Psalms is a beautiful book and you've made the most of it. Mary

Psalm 151: Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Orthodox Old Testament (Poetry) - 2/26/2009 2:48:46 AM
Hello John, It is such a blessing to read your poems about the Psalms, and this one is a source of timely wisdom. Cytnhia

A Forgotten Clown: Snub Pollard (Poetry) - 2/25/2009 3:10:34 PM
Looking back at a life well lived and all the experienced encountered and remembered, well said... Be always safe, Karen

Psalm 138: Bible Wisdom for Modern Times, Orthodox Old Testament (Poetry) - 2/24/2009 2:49:08 AM
I enjoy reading this very ulifting and spiritual poem.Very well written which shows where you heart and faith truly lies.thank you.take care Edwin

Psalm 84: Bible Wisdom for Modern Times, Orthodox Old Testament (Poetry) - 2/20/2009 2:18:37 AM
Great writing,I enjoy reading it,take care Edwin

Odes of Solomon 3: More Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Early New Testament (Poetry) - 2/4/2009 12:56:36 AM
Simply beautiful, John. I see you have some HTML things showing. Are you using MS Word to compose, or some other very high level word processor? " <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->" is high level HTML code (an IF-THEN command) which most Website pages cannot support. The solution is to compose as usual, but copy to a low level processor like WordPad or 602 Text. The HTML errors, if any, can be simply edited out, and then copy the corrected composition from the low level processor to here. Adds an extra step to the process, but it makes for clean copy :-) Ted

Odes of Solomon 1: More Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Early New Testament (Poetry) - 2/3/2009 11:51:35 AM
Your valued wisdom of the New Testament shines brightly........ Be always safe, Karen

Psalm 3 from Bible Wisdom: Psalms of Praise and Power (Poetry) - 1/29/2009 9:36:33 PM
Beautifully and inspirationally stated. God blesses those who bless and honor his word.... Be always safe, Karen

Psalm 3 from Bible Wisdom: Psalms of Praise and Power (Poetry) - 1/29/2009 6:06:35 PM
If we would put our minds to think of all the things that we are blessed with already, we will know that we are receiving blessings from the Lord everyday. Good write!!! Sandie Angel :o)

Psalm 2 (complete) from Bible Wisdom: Psalms of Praise and Power (Poetry) - 1/28/2009 6:32:01 PM
The poem fits the title well. Thank you so much for sharing with us your words of wisdom!!! Sandie Angel :o)

Psalm 2 from Bible Wisdom: Psalms of Praise & Power (Poetry) - 1/27/2009 1:28:08 PM
Spiritually amazing, mortal mankind and the never ending quest for power, trying to deny God his rightful place, a much higher power... Be always safe, Karen

Psalm 2 from Bible Wisdom: Psalms of Praise & Power (Poetry) - 1/27/2009 9:00:22 AM
enjoyed the read, i like proverbs very much too

Psalms of Praise and Power; Psalm One (Poetry) - 1/26/2009 5:25:34 AM
Wonderful write with a great message!!! I agree with you!!! Sandie Angel :o)

Psalms of Praise and Power; Psalm One (Poetry) - 1/25/2009 11:12:29 PM
Great write here, those who serve the Lord are truly blessed, thank you for sharing In Christs Love Michelle~

Twilight Magic (Poetry) - 1/9/2009 2:38:02 PM
You paint a beautiful picture of our Son.

The Cure (Poetry) - 1/7/2009 7:11:33 PM
John Howard Reid, what a wonderful write! You are definately a "Warrior for Christ". Victory has been won. We just need to continue to reach of to folks and tell them about Teacher Joshua of Nazareth. Many folks, including some Christians have fallen asleep at the morality helm and they really should "Wake-up and die right". Amen John Michael Domino

Twilight Magic (Poetry) - 1/5/2009 6:06:08 AM
John, Awesome imagery here, I enjoyed this very much! Many blessings, ~Linda

Twilight Magic (Poetry) - 1/4/2009 6:47:49 PM
Hidden beauty so warm and lovingly brought into view... Be always safe, Karen

Twilight Magic (Poetry) - 1/4/2009 4:13:31 PM
Great images that gave this reader a cause to savor each line and allow it to soak into imaginations in my mind. This is a real keeper.

Twilight Magic (Poetry) - 1/4/2009 2:20:27 AM
Hello John, Beautiful sights and enthralling sounds of twilight- almost being there. Great poem and a vivid wordy sketch.

Twilight Magic (Poetry) - 1/4/2009 2:12:41 AM
This is very beautiful,thank you for sharing it,take care Edwin

My Prime of Youth (Poetry) - 12/30/2008 10:41:07 PM
This is very sad-but you sure wrote the hell out of this one ;) happy new year- michelle

My Prime of Youth (Poetry) - 12/30/2008 3:53:17 PM
A sad ending to a life with so much promise.... Be always safe, Karen

The Cure (Poetry) - 12/29/2008 6:54:06 AM
John, AMEN! This should be on every church bulletin board! This is a keeper! Many blessings, ~Linda

The Cure (Poetry) - 12/28/2008 9:27:52 PM
This reads like a man in a crowd telling the world, which is an interesting thing to acheive.

The Cure (Poetry) - 12/27/2008 2:00:00 AM
well said

Alone in the Dark with Alice Faye (Poetry) - 12/25/2008 5:37:57 AM
Thank you for the lines that flow like waves of smooth sound. Being alone in the dark with the girl of our dreams would be nice. When I read the line, "I want a songbird not a mermaid" I remembered the movies of my youth, those large Hollywood extravaganzas with a choreographed chorus line dancing in water. I don't remember the names of those movies but I recall watching them. I wonder what happened to all those films?

Film Freaks (Poetry) - 12/23/2008 10:48:59 PM
LOL, love that ending. I LOVE classic films, so I really appreciated this. :) Blessings, Michelle

Acrostic Wisdom (Poetry) - 12/22/2008 2:25:14 AM
A well written masterpiece,take good care and have a Merry Christmas Edwin

Film Freaks (Poetry) - 12/22/2008 2:22:51 AM
I like reading this,I enjoyed it,take care Edwin

Film Freaks (Poetry) - 12/21/2008 8:29:46 PM
Very amusing tale and somehow the two just do not mix very well... Be always safe, Karen

Film Freaks (Poetry) - 12/21/2008 8:09:01 PM
John, Hollywood is indeed strange. Thanks for the laugh. mary

Acrostic Wisdom (Poetry) - 12/20/2008 10:23:33 PM
Impressive!! I doubt i could pull this off, good work.

Acrostic Wisdom (Poetry) - 12/20/2008 9:59:55 AM
I see a modern melding of the Psalms and Proverbs here. Some Psalms were acrostics and Proverbs urged seeking of Wisdom. Its' a relevant message for our times.

Acrostic Wisdom (Poetry) - 12/19/2008 2:04:33 AM
So true. We seek for wisdom on top of mountains, in the stars, and in tea leaves, when wisdom is all around us and in us. We meditate, cogitate, extrapolate wondrous ideologies while the simple truth is in us all the time. In an imperfect world, we distract ourselves too much. Good one, John :-) Ted

A Retired Life (Poetry) - 12/9/2008 10:40:02 AM
It echo's through time, such a restful and peaceful place.

Books (Poetry) - 11/22/2008 5:13:46 PM
Like a Christmas tree this verse tells a tale in desending and larger pyramids. Thanks sounds like family love and respect grow well within you. Sandi

Anyone for Love? (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 8:42:45 PM
Sweet, genuine, heartfelt and very romantic.... Be always safe, Karen

Grandma's Rules (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 7:29:20 PM
G'day John, quite a few of the things you mention here remind me of my Nan, though she wasn't as hard, still had her rules we had to adhere to. Thanks for the memories mate. Dave.

Alone in the Dark with Alice Faye (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 4:50:59 AM
John, This is a cute comparative analysis of local lure verses distant glamor. Fun read. Thank you, ~Donna.

Weather Wise (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 11:47:23 PM
A great poem,I enjoy reading it,take care Edwin

Word to the Wise (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 11:45:04 PM
Delightful poem to read,take care Edwin

Ever Feel? (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 11:42:44 PM
Excellent poem you have written,take care Edwin

Alone in the Dark with Alice Faye (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 11:40:50 PM
This is a very good poem you have written,take care Edwin

Ever Feel? (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 8:59:51 PM
Pick yourself up! though times are ruff, tuff, furiously selfish folks walk away, idiots don't remember, and dreamers & believers know tomorrow hold a new day. You've got a Bible, read Psalms 118:24. Grace&Peace, Sharon

Ever Feel? (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 6:30:17 PM
thought provoking

Word to the Wise (Poetry) - 11/10/2008 12:07:45 AM
I, too, have a pet rabbit...her name is Millie. Thank you for making me smile this morning with this sweet wrtie!

Grandma's Rules (Poetry) - 11/8/2008 11:27:50 AM
Interesting write John. My grandmother was just the opposite of yours and my own grandchildren can do no wrong. They're not spoiled, merely loved unconditionally. It's a shame all that coding got mixed in with your poem. Maybe you can fix it. Write On, Marcia Miller-Twiford

Grandma's Rules (Poetry) - 11/7/2008 10:45:23 PM
Wow... this was sad to me... Guess since I tend to spoil my children and grandchildren... almost go to the other extreme, which is just as bad sometimes... ?? This poem gave me some thought.... Good writing.. lindalaw

Stopping the Stop (Poetry) - 11/6/2008 6:30:25 PM
Wow, sounds like your government was working for you, great tale.... Be always safe, Karen

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