Monthly Archives: November 2012

People Just Want To Be Free

Today, Palestine was granted the half-a-loaf of non-member status (along with the Vatican City), granting it a sort of intermediate legitimacy as a nation, able to join the International Court of Justice, as well as the right to enter into … Continue reading

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Genesis 12:1-3: I Will Bless Those Who Bless You

In Genesis 12:1-3 there is a fascinating and immensely important prophecy which merits our attention today. When The Eternal spoke to Abram in Haran, He gave Abram a task as well as a promise that was fulfilled in many ways … Continue reading

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The Gambler Next Door

It is amusing to see all of the greed concerning the powerball drawing of over $500 million of dollars that is rapidly approaching. I have seen plenty of comments of people spending their money before they even have it, and … Continue reading

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Gotta Be Somebody

An acquaintance of mine made a thoughtful comment about how a car salesman struck out with him because of making the wrong sort of appeal. While in the market for a new(er) vehicle, the fellow I know went to a … Continue reading

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Good Catalog Value

When I was an undergraduate student, I often read the Chart Beat columns by former Billboard writer Fred Bronson. Included in his commentary of chart hits was his lament that all too often radio stations only thought about the here … Continue reading

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Never As Good As The Real Thing

This world is full of faking it, and while people may think that they fake matters well enough to fool others, that seldom is actually the case when one examines the matter, even where one does better than one’s peers. … Continue reading

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Go Fish

While it has been many years since I lasted played the game Go Fish, since college at least, I regularly tell people in conversations to “go fish.” What I mean by this is something peculiar and potentially worthwhile for others … Continue reading

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Understanding The Reasons Why I Am Such A Porcupine

This afternoon, among other tasks I was more interested in completing (such as trying to finish a couple of chapters on my November nonfiction “novel” and completing a book review, both of which I ended up doing), I got in … Continue reading

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We Are Not A Sunshine People

One of the lines I have heard (and seen) from Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion that has always stuck with me in his commentary about Lake Wobegon is his insistence that unlike the people of the Sunshine State, the people … Continue reading

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Scholarly Book Reviews

This post contains the scholarly book reviews I have written for historical societies and that are not contained on this blog. Hopefully readers of this blog will enjoy seeing the book reviews I have written outside of this blog for … Continue reading

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