There is no moment of completion, in this life, when all of the moments of terror, boredom, worry, and ecstasy merge on a plateau on which the balance of our lives will be lived . . . we should be resigned that it will continue to be a mix of fear and contentment.

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Albert Norton, Jr. is an essayist and novelist, who blogs on issues of culture and philosophy as it affects religion. His first novel was Another Like Me (eLectio Publishing 2015). This is a book of adventure, but it is also a book about man’s consciousness; that of each person to the other, and about the Consciousness that surrounds us all. It is about war and peace and the truth of what we are without God, and with Him. His second novel is Rough Water Baptism (eLectio Publishing 2017), about the difficult re-enchantment of the world for one young woman who has all the material advantages one could hope for, but who begins adulthood in a spiritual desert.

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         A couple of brags, and then we’ll get down to business.  I had a short story, Exit and Return, cited for Honorable Mention by The New Millenium.  It was also short-listed in the Fish Publishing short story contest for 2020.  Another short story, The Train, is soon to be published at Fiction Attic Press.  […]


This is a review of This Life/Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom, by Martin Hagglund. Two stars for a reasonably well stated vision of reality in the introduction. I can’t recommend the book otherwise. It is repetitive; it rests on counterintuitive definitions for words and phrases, except when definitions are entirely absent; and it doesn’t fulfill […]