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Dance the night away

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The Official Guide to Latin Dancing
Dow
1980

I was weeding the 700s the other day and look what I found. This book is the companion to this Disco book we featured a while back. I am not a dancer although back in the 1970s I did attempt the Hustle and other disco favorites back in the day. I even remember looking at library books to figure out a few moves. It didn’t work. (I’m not going to blame the book, I will own the lack of dance skills) I would imagine this book is similar. I think folks looking for dance instruction are looking to different media and maybe dance instruction books will become obsolete.

Dancing in the stacks,

Mary

PS. Take a look at the harem pants on one of the dancers. You’re welcome.

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Clowns for Jesus

Clowning for Christ cover

Clowning for Christ (Revised)
Christensen
1986

Without a doubt, this is my worst nightmare in book form. I gotta say I am not a big fan of the clown as a Christian emissary. Maybe I am going out on a limb, but is this REALLY an effective ministry tool?  If it is, can someone show me some data?

In this particular book, there are a few pages on how NOT to frighten children. The mere fact this is a possibility should be reason enough to re-think packing Jesus’ message in clown form. Maybe the clowns can be an illustration of what Hell is all about. If that is the point, I promise to never skip mass again.

So help me God!

Mary

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