Monthly Archives: July 2014

National Cheesecake Day

For a variety of reasons [1], I am deeply fond of foods that have cheese in them. After having been deprived of cheese for most of my time in Thailand (so much so that every time I had cheese I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trail

The Trail: A Tale About Discovering God’s Will, by Ed Underwood [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] There is a lot that one can tell about the writer of … Continue reading

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If I Could Do It Again, I Would Do It Again

Recently, one of the radio stations in the area, a new alternative station I sometimes listen to, has been heavily promoting a brand new single by a brand new band. By heavily promoting, I mean that the song has played … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stories Of Famous Songs, Volume One

Stories Of Famous Songs, Volume One, by S.J. Adair Fitz-Gerald This was one of my finds on Forgotten Books, and in reading this book, I was struck by the fact that some of them were familiar to me. After all, … Continue reading

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Trying To Be Cool

There is a popular theory of geographical determinism that states that civilization is most effective in a temperate climate. The thought is, of course, that a tropical climate is too hot and humid for civilization to develop because the heat … Continue reading

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Book Review: Guide To The Collapse Of Yugoslavia 1991-1999

Guide To The Collapse Of Yugoslavia 1991-1999, by Alastair Finlan Among the free books on history I was able to download and read was this gem, which takes a distinct approach to the Balkan conflicts that reduces the emphasis on … Continue reading

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Details

Today was, for the most part, a pretty productive day. I managed to read a couple of books, one on the kindle and one in hard copy form, and I saved the kindle book review for my stash of backup … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Five Thousand Year Leap

The Five Thousand Year Leap: 28 Great Ideas That Changed The World, by W. Cleon Skousen This particular book was loaned to me by a friend who has an intriguing taste in mostly historical works [1], after we had a … Continue reading

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Who Says?

This afternoon at services, I heard a sermonette that reminded me of one of my biggest pet peeves, and it is something that I consider worth writing about, as it is an area of considerable personal sensitivity. The sermonette speaker … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Family Secret, A Rabble Rouser, And The Unmarked Grave

A Family Secret, A Rabble Rouser, And The Unmarked Grave: Three Compelling Reasons To Preserve Your Family History, by Beverley Prideaux Naturally, as someone who is no stranger to family secrets [1], as someone who has been considered a rabble … Continue reading

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