Author Archives: adsheehan

Review: Songkeeper is both Brutal and Brilliant

When I reviewed part one of Gillian Bronte Adams’s Songkeeper Chronicles, Orphan’s Song, I reflected on her subversion of traditional YA fantasy tropes, slyly leading the audience into traps of surprising emotional depth.  If I approached book two, the eponymous … Continue reading

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On Rust and Restoration

My latest blog post is mostly about restoring a car, but partly about restoring a person.  You can find it on my work blog at StreetsideAuto.com.

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5 Flaws Movie Trailers Should Leave in 2015

I want to love trailers.  I waste time at work to watch them the moment they debut.  Typically I watch the first two trailers for any film, and then cut myself off until I see the film.  I’ve found that … Continue reading

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Gild First the Interior

“He overlaid the inside with pure gold.” – 2 Chronicles 3:3b This was the first decoration Solomon added to the temple.  It was not an external decoration, where all his hard work and expense could be justified to his people, … Continue reading

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Not Idle, Just Elsewhere

And here’s what I’ve been up to.

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Orphan’s Song: An Unexpected Weight

Even newcomers to the fantasy genre bring some experience with them.  We’ve been awash in fairy tales since before we could understand language.  We all know Narnia, or at least a Narnia, some other world, both like and unlike our … Continue reading

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The Gift of a Year

Let’s briefly recap Sunday. I woke up on time, fully rested, and hung out with Jesus for a while, one on one.  I spent the rest of the morning with my vibrant, joyful church, The Cause KC.  Intending to meet … Continue reading

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