Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Mark  Daniels

What an interesting story. My son, a committed Christian who majored in History and Philosophy, also loves Kierkegaard--understandable since K was in all his philosophizing, thoroughly Lutheran--and Wittgenstein. Thanks for calling this tale to our attention.



The radical conservative Jewish neuropsychiatrist and expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder (a consultant to Leo DiCaprio on the Howard Hughes movie), Pali scholar and 20-year daily Buddhist meditator whom I helped to write this book has now become deeply involved wth the Christianity of Kierkegaard and Bonhoeffer (The Cost of Discipleship).


Thanks for this link! Really fascinating stuff, tying in very interestingly with a lot of my own thoughts on faith.

Mark  Daniels

Bonhoeffer's 'Cost of Discipleship' is one of the best--and most challenging--books I have ever read. His book on Christian community, 'Life Together,' is also quite good.

The attractiveness of Bonhoeffer and of Kierkegaard to non-Christians puts the lie to those Christian leaders who seem to want to reduce Christianity either to legalistic proscriptions or consumer-sating marketeering.



A philosopher-atheist accepts Jesus Christ as his personal savior.

"philosopher"? A philosopher is a lover of wisdom. The fellow in question merely finds wisdom to have a winning smile and an amazing sense of humour. He remains a wannabe.

(Thanks for the link. The new visitors have been a pleasant surprise. Christian reactions to my conversion story have been otherwise extremely limited.)


Look at our little worlds all colliding like this.

Thanks for the link to my blog, too!

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