Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lovers In A Dangerous Time

I first became aware of the song “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” thanks to the Barenaked Ladies in their greatest hits album. They had released, at the beginning of their career, a cover of the song sung in a rather … Continue reading

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You Can Have It Back

In the contemporary world, the issue of identity theft is a serious one. People can be greatly harmed by having their identities stolen, by having people attempt to borrow the credit rating of others to set up credit lines for … Continue reading

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Imitatio Imperii

In the very lengthy (more than 100 page long) introduction to a military history on the early part of the reign of Charlemagne [1], historian Bernard Bachrach commented at great length, using a lot of Latin terms and references to … Continue reading

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Safety Valve

A few years ago I went to an otolaryngologist (that is, a doctor who specializes in the ear, nose, and throat) about a variety of health concerns. Among the concerns I went to check was something that I have had … Continue reading

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Long Time Coming

Today, as I was pondering over some of the lessons of today, I was reminded of the words of Paul, quoted from 1 Corinthians 9:10: “He who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Making Of A Prophet

The Making Of A Prophet: Practical Advice For Developing Your Prophetic Voice, by Jennifer LeClaire [Note: This book was provided by Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review.] Every once in a while I read and review books that … Continue reading

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My Head Is An Animal

It is not coincidental in the least that my favorite animal is the skunk [1]. While there are many aspects of the personality of the skunk that apply to my own life, from the fact that skunks are high maintenance … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vor Game

The Vor Game, by Lois McMaster Bujold This novel, which is the sequel to The Warrior’s Apprentice [1] was the second one of Bujold’s novels (aside from Barrayar [2]) to win a Hugo Award for best novel. In my estimation, … Continue reading

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Divided By Design

For a long while I have been intrigued and concerned by what is going on in Ukraine. For months I have read articles that have tried to explain, in layman’s terms, what is going on for those who do not … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Model Of Conflict Resolution

[Note: This is the text for a speech given 02/23/2014 at the Portland UCG Spokesmen’s Club. Special thanks to R.B. for reading over the original draft of this speech and making comments.] We all have conflicts, and often we struggle … Continue reading

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