Monthly Archives: April 2013

Not By Chance

When something happens once, especially something bad, it is tempting to set it aside as being due to time and chance and circumstance. However, when the same sort of thing happens over and over again, it becomes time to take … Continue reading

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Book Review: These Are The Days Of Elijah

These Are The Days Of Elijah: How God Uses Ordinary People To Do Extraordinary Things, by R.T. Kendall [Note: This book was received for free from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.] As someone who has written … Continue reading

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The Norweigian Snow Kitty

[Note: This is the second draft of a speech for the Ladies’ Brunch for the combined Portland and Central Valley Spokesmen’s Clubs given on April 28, 2013 in Portland Oregon.] My first encounter with a Norwegian Snow Kitty was when … Continue reading

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Virtue And The Political Order

Often, if one has even the slighest inclination in questions of power and politics and related matters, one has to deal with questions about the ideal regime. It is common for people to think that a change of structure will … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing

Fishing is an activity I have never particularly enjoyed, despite repeated attempts. Aside from some experiences as an elementary school student using a small net to catch fish in the Gifted class’ fish tank, which were not greatly encouraged, I … Continue reading

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Asleep At Last

There are some nights where I am so deep in thought and reflection that the words flow long and keep me up far later than I would wish to be. Tonight is not one of those nights. To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?, by William J. Bennett and David Wilezol [Note: This book was provided for free by Booksneeze/Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review.] As someone who has made a fair amount of blunders when it has … Continue reading

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The Miseducation Of Nathan Albright

There are many aspects of my “education” in various aspects of my life that could charitably be defined as “miseducation,” enough to possibly fill an entire book if I ever have enough spirits to write one or someone who would … Continue reading

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A Message In A Song

I am often looking for messages in a song, something which I blog about often, given that I tend to use my interest in music as a source of deeper insights. Today something happened that I found deeply moving and … Continue reading

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I’ve Got A Funny Feeling That Facebook Doesn’t Like Me Anymore

Last night when I posted my blog entry, as is my fashion, on my Facebook page, I had to type in a code to show that I was not some sort of spammer. Likewise, at least one Facebook friend of … Continue reading

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