Monthly Archives: September 2013

Games Without Chance

I must admit that like many people in this day and age, I have a fondness for games. There are many games that can be played in this world, with a wide variety of purposes and motives. Many games, of … Continue reading

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Rosens To Deaden The Clods As They Fall

As a fan of melancholy songs [1], I find that there is a relationship between the songs I listen to and the moods of my life. In many ways there is a vicious circle between our moods and how we … Continue reading

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And Will No Longer Call Me Baali

In Hosea 2:14-25, God explains the process by which he will woo Israel and bring her back into a marriage relationship with Him at the beginning of the Millennium: “”Therefore, behold, I will allure her, will bring her into the … Continue reading

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Castigo Sin Venganza

For those who are not aware, Lope de Vega is my favorite Spanish playwright [1] and one of his plays is called Castigo Sin Vengana (Punishment Without Revenge). Of course, the play’s action does not entirely live up to the … Continue reading

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The Inevitability Of Tragedy

Part of the tenor of Greek tragedies involves their inevitability. In a Greek tragedy, the end is known from the beginning, and the actions that the characters take to try to avoid that destiny only more inescapably wrap them in … Continue reading

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Find Me A Better Way

I have long been a fan of the Bee Gees, particularly their post-disco era when they were disrespected and largely unpopular [1] and where they were trying to blind their original balladry along with the falsetto that they had honed … Continue reading

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Life Among The Lepers

Every once in a while, I get the feeling that in at least some respects I live a life that would not have been too far removed from the lepers of biblical times. Of course, I have written about leprosy … Continue reading

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Hell Is Other People

As a student in the 10th grade, I first became familiar with Jean-Paul Sartre [1], as I had to do a dramatic reading of the role of one of the three protagonists of his play “No Exit” (being the only … Continue reading

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He Who Overcomes

One of the more fascinating and thought provoking sermon messages from this year’s Feast of Tabernacles concerned the issue of overcoming and what it is exactly that we should be overcoming (the short answer, for the purposes of this blog … Continue reading

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I Remember My Faults This Day

In Genesis 41:9-13 there is a short part of a much longer story (the Joseph novella) that reveals a great deal of my own mindset about this particular feast and some very odd quirks about it that were apparent today … Continue reading

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