Daily Archives: January 9, 2014

From Little Acorns Large Oak Trees Grow

In the mid-1840’s, a group of property speculators, each of whom had a claim of a square mile of riverside land, made a claim on a stumptown that became the city of Portland. It took a bit of time, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: No One Sees God

No One Sees God: The Dark Night Of Atheism And Believers, by Michael Novak It is rare, and striking, when a book is written by someone who I have never heard of whose viewpoint is very similar with my own … Continue reading

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The Accidental Traveling Librarian; Or, The Material Culture Of Nomads

[Note: The intentionally and somewhat unwieldy title of this particular blog entry is an homage and a pastiche of the travelogues and other works of the 18th and 19th centuries of which I am so fond. Given that it is … Continue reading

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