Monthly Archives: March 2014

Library Card

Today I finally got around to an errand that I have been putting off for a little while. After work and finishing reading a book [1], I found it was still early enough to get to the library (not knowing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mirror Dance

Mirror Dance, by Lois McMaster Bujold In theory, a mirror dance should be an immensely simple matter. All one has to do is mimic the moves of one’s partner, subtly influencing and reading responses in an elegant metaphor for the … Continue reading

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Father Knows Best

A few decades ago, there was a television show called “Father Knows Best,” which had a competent and altogether together father who led a decent family. Such a show, and its mindset, were once commonplace. Even among sitcoms that featured … Continue reading

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Father Hunger

As I have written often about the responsibility of parents and the consequences of the absence of parents [1], I found that today was a day that dealt a great deal with aspects of parenthood that are a bit striking … Continue reading

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Is There Something I Should Know?

I have commented a few times about my appreciation of various aspects of Cops and its related shows [1], and the patterns of human behavior that are seen and that we can find in hopefully unfamiliar contexts that we can … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brothers In Arms

Brothers In Arms, by Lois McMaster Bujold Like the previous books in the Miles Vorkosigan series [1], this one deals with plotting where personal politics and larger politics combine. Thanks to the events on Dagoola IV (told in “Borders Of … Continue reading

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Opening The Floodgates Of Ijtihad

I first became familiar with the subject of ijtihad as an undergraduate history minor, where my professor (who appears to have been a moderate Muslim woman) taught a class on Islam and Russia and the Soviet Union. Being a person … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love & Truth: From Here To Eternity

Love & Truth: From Here To Eternity, by Jim Maryott [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Author’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest book review.] There are some books that are self-published for obvious reasons, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: How High Will You Climb?

How High Will You Climb?: Determining Your Success By Cultivating The Right Attitude, by John C. Maxwell [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest book review.] Although the title was … Continue reading

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As If We Never Existed At All

One of the striking aspects of a recent massive landslide in northern Washington is the fact that changes in water level (apparently eroding the strength of soil) along with construction efforts and very light seismic activity combined to create a … Continue reading

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