Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Men Oft Go Astray

Since it is late at night and I am still not asleep, because it takes me too long to wind down after getting home at an unreasonable hour, I am hoping to wind down a little bit by writing. Over … Continue reading

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You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone

In analyzing the sort of songs I relate to very well, I pondered that I like a lot of songs that deal with leaving. In the course of my life, I’ve done a fair amount of uprooting myself and putting … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Woods

I can’t quite understand why, but for a while now the woods have definitely been a place where I have gotten far more than I bargained for. Today, for example, my coworker and I stopped at a lovely and seemingly … Continue reading

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Arctic Fire

Among the many international institutions of this world lies one that is at least somewhat obscure given the potential importance of its geographic span. The Arctic Council is made up of eight nations who control land around the Arctic Ocean … Continue reading

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The Road To Heaven Runs Through Miles Of Clouded Hell

The difference between a melodrama and a tragedy, at least as literary critics see it, is the ending. When we look at the course of our lives, it is helpful to examine the course of our lives from beginning to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Not Quite Healed

Not Quite Healed: 40 Truths For Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse, by Cevil Murphey & Gary Roe [Note: This book was provided for free by Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review.] There are only two reasons to … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Phoenix

American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence, by Jane Hampton Cook [Note: This book was provided for free by Thomas Nelson Publishers/Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.] At … Continue reading

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Today In History: On May 30, 1868, Memorial Day/Decoration Day Was First Proclaimed

The history of Memorial Day is a somewhat contentious one, as it intersects with concerns of commercialism, family, and American military history. Given that we as Americans are often a somewhat forgetful society when it comes to our past, it … Continue reading

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Remember The Fallen

During the twilight of its period of independence, when the city of Novgorad had grown to the point where its food supply was vulnerable to attacks from the growing duchy of Moscow, the city fathers of Novgorad sought to inculcate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boundaries

Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend My native personal habit, when I am confronted with an issue of great importance that is too difficult to quickly or easily resolve but too urgent and important to ignore, is … Continue reading

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