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Genuine Volkswagen 3D Logo Valet Keychain
Genuine Volkswagen 3D Logo Valet Keychain
Offered by Online Parts Warehouse
Price: $9.77
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1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage, February 28, 2016
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The device is flimsy and the logo is a plastic sticker. The bonus insult was to have to pay tho ship it back.


Our Garden
Our Garden
by Andy Domek
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.95
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Classic for as Long as Things Grow, June 28, 2015
This review is from: Our Garden (Paperback)
Our Garden is so richly drawn with every virtue children should aspire to in their young lives and an unforgettable, nurturing metaphor for healthy and happy growth. This story was obviously inspired by an authentic and ideal family experience and we feel lucky that the author decided to share his story with us. You will buy copies to share because you will not allow this story to leave your library.


Guardsman Clean & Polish for Wood Furniture, Woodland Fresh 16 oz Spray 461100
Guardsman Clean & Polish for Wood Furniture, Woodland Fresh 16 oz Spray 461100
Price: $6.11
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, February 24, 2015
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Leaves a gorgeous protective finish with practically no residue and hold up well to frequent use.


Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump with 2 x Vacuum Bottle Stoppers - Black
Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump with 2 x Vacuum Bottle Stoppers - Black
Price: $7.48
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Is this a joke?, February 24, 2015
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The handle came off the tube immediately. It seems to have never been attached in any way. The one I got was 100% useless.
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Wine Stopper Set - Wine Accessories and Gifts - 5 Wine Bottle Stoppers Plus Bonus Metal Storage Box - Reusable Classic Black Wine Corks - Airtight Seal - Simple Durable and Unique - 100% Guarantee - By Earthtone Solutions
Wine Stopper Set - Wine Accessories and Gifts - 5 Wine Bottle Stoppers Plus Bonus Metal Storage Box - Reusable Classic Black Wine Corks - Airtight Seal - Simple Durable and Unique - 100% Guarantee - By Earthtone Solutions
Offered by Earthtone Solutions
Price: $24.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, February 24, 2015
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These work great!
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Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio
Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio
DVD ~ Bill Moyers
Price: $10.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important Insurgent Film, May 2, 2012
Media consolidation is an important issue for our country and democracy. From the local case of KLSD to Robert Reich and Bill Moyers, this excellent documentary tells the story that all Americans should know. See this move and spread the word.


Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning
Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning
by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.00
95 used & new from $0.01

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Authentic Exposition of Catholic Virtues, December 3, 2010
If you are an arrogant, spiteful, narcissistic and faithless Catholic this book will either infuriate you or open your eyes to the actual breadth of Catholic virtue. There aren't many front-pew pretenders in this book, but more authentic and honest people frankly discussing their experience of Catholicism. One reason this book is important is that we ordinarily hear an unforgiving narrative from thoughtless politicized extremists claiming that there is only one way to be a "real" Catholic - their way. It's the same ones that ironically complain about "cafeteria" Catholics while avoiding, for one example, Catholic Social Justice teaching or the meaning of sanctified mysteries wherever possible. This book exposes that pretense of a monolithic Catholicism and offers an authentic account of what most American Catholics are really like - they are often complex thoughtful human beings.

For non-Catholics, this book gives a fairly exhaustive account of how Catholics think. Among these various accounts the common virtue seems to be that of piety or reverence - an abiding humble awareness of human frailty or imperfection. Unfortunately, you will not find this virtue among the one-star reviewers. They represent those Catholics that we hear from too much - perverted by extremist politics and narcissism. There aren't that many of them, but they are loud and proud and they do an awful disservice to most Catholics by rebranding them as dimwitted know-it-alls and hate-filled hypocrites. If you hate anyone named Kennedy more than you love the Gospel, it may be time to reconsider you choice of faith. Mistaking Catholicism for a contemporary political ideology or party represents a severe misapprehension of the fundamental nature of the faith and the (charitably tolerant) Church.

For Catholics these accounts give rise to important questions about Catholic life in modern America that are worthy of serious consideration and discussion. This would make an valuable parish book club selection to provoke lively discussions and revisiting other thinking Catholics like Augustine, Aquinas, Anselm, Francis, Theresa and Gary Wills.
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Astronauts: and Other Stories
Astronauts: and Other Stories
by Matthew Iribarne
Edition: Hardcover
7 used & new from $7.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful & Elegant, February 14, 2008
It is not so easy to find a writer with Iribarne's subtle ability to draw you into his stories. The craft here is excellent without being noticeable. I am an active reader; conscious and critical of fiction. I found Dan Brown's well-crafted pageturners, for example, entertaining but loaded with very obvious, albeit effective, tricks and teasers on the order "he would never see her alive again..." kind of stuff. After a time being wrested away from the world around me by Iribarne's stories I wonder how he did it. Then there all of those character issues and aspects that are both commonly found in modern life, perhaps mundane and overlooked from day to day, that are exposed by Iribarne as the worthy, complex and truly interesting things about people that really matter. I have to say that the experience of reading Iribarne reminds me a little of reading of Proust. The experience is meditative, but Iribarne is a more efficient Proust where one need not take a weeklong holiday to have a similar experience of a really good read.


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