Monthly Archives: September 2012

Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Nathan

As the story goes, in 1928, as soon as Herbert Hoover knew that “Silent Cal” Coolidge was not running for re-election, that he tossed his hat into the ring to acquire the power and prestige of the presidency. As the … Continue reading

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Hello Seattle

Today was a Sabbath that served as a bit of a “preparation day” for the Feast of Tabernacles as a whole, which begins tomorrow night at sunset. It so happened that as I showed up to church services in Portland, … Continue reading

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Pardon Me

Currently a trial is going on in the Vatican City that makes a mockery of justice [1]. A foolishly idealistic former Butler of the pope was charged with leaking correspondence to wikileaks, a crime that he is probably guilty of, … Continue reading

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Exploring Cartlandia

As someone for whom food matters a great deal, and who is always interested in exploring the quirky sights of an area, today I have the opportunity to talk about food and quirkiness, and that is always something that pleases … Continue reading

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Friends Of History

When I was doing research for an encyclopedia article on the Battles of Ft. Brooke [1], it struck me that the city of Tampa has not generally promoted its Civil War history. There is a popular annual festival for a … Continue reading

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When In Rome

Aside from using local news to gain an understanding of local culture and geography, when I have not been busy doing errands I have been seeking to catch up on some of the culture I missed while out of the … Continue reading

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They’re Not Buying What You’re Selling

Every type of authority, whether over a nation or over an institution, works within a set of constraints. Once people lose the confidence of others, their freedom of action becomes limited, and it becomes impossible for them to do what … Continue reading

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There’s More Than One Way To Afflict A Soul

This evening I finished what was perhaps the happiest Day of Atonement I can remember. Despite the fact that I was very hungry (even more so than usual), my soul has been afflicted for long enough that my soul felt … Continue reading

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Just Like Starting Over

This afternoon, about 12:30PM or so, I was woken up from the first deep and good night of sleep I have had in a while. It felt good and refreshing, and deserved. God gives to His beloved peaceful sleep, and … Continue reading

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The Longest Day

Today has been the longest day of my life so far. My day began at around midnight, I was leaving Chiang Mai on my way to South Korea. The flight was uneventful, except that I had been asked to switch … Continue reading

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