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Here members may post (through B G Johnson, Xiomara Roma, or Mercy Gruenewald) essays, articles, homilies, poetry, or reviews.  Opinions expressed here are those of individual members and do not represent the club's position.  The Griffoun Society is about the arts and humanities.  We vigorously promote intellectual stimulation and encourage the exploration of new ideas, but as a club, we avoid taking a position on religion or politics.  Nevertheless, any individual member might write and post on any subject.  

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Book Review of Autobiography of Bat masterson

Posted by Beatrice Johnson on Saturday, March 21, 2020, In : Book Review 

A Fascinating True Story

Book Review by Xiomara Antonia Roma
Title:  Autobiography of Bat Masterson
Author: M W Ashe
Page Count:  164
Retail Price:  $8.50
ISBN 978-1-7347814-0-3


First of all, let me say that this little book is very short. I don't think it took me more than an hour to read the whole thing. Or perhaps I just lost track of time because the story was so fascinating.

Written in the first person (as the title suggests), this work is saturated with authenticity. I could easily imagine ...


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A Humanist Bible

Posted by Xiomara Antonia Roma on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : Book Review 

A Humanist Bible

by

Xiomara Antonia Roma


Almost any list of the world’s greatest wisdom literature would begin with the
Tao Te Ching of Lao-tzu, the Analects of Confucius, Moral Sayings of Publilius Syrus, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, and the Maxims of the duc de la Rochefoucauld. Some lists might include Pensées by Blaise Pascal; others, such humorous works as The Sayings of Poor Richard by Benjamin Franklin or The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. Whatever the extent of your ...


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