Monthly Archives: September 2014

Book Review: Four Queens

Four Queens, The Proven├žal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, by Nancy Goldstone As the third book of my recent bookstore jaunt [1], this book proved to be an interesting one to read. It serves as a comparative biography of four sisters, … Continue reading

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Goodness Is Something You Don’t Have To Chase, ‘Cause It’s Following You

When I was a teacher in Thailand, one of the things I noticed particularly poignantly was the attitude of the scavenger cats who would continually pilfer food around the campus [1]. Despite the fact that these cats had an awful … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disparity – A Rumplestiltskin Tale

Disparity: A Rumplestiltskin Tale, by Sonya Writes [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] This particular fairy tale retold, part of a series [1] shares some major similarities with its … Continue reading

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Argumentative Reflection: Justice

[Note: This is the second in the series of argumentative reflections. [1]] There are many aspects of justice that are deeply troubling and that contain troubling implications. Among the most troubling is the utilitarian view of justice that would look … Continue reading

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When Do You Have To Leave Your Gift At The Altar?

In the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ says something that has long puzzled me and provoked a great deal of thought: “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother … Continue reading

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No Food Is Worth That Kind Of Trouble

Yesterday, a coworker of mine was concerned that people were having eyes on his mangoes, and he made a point of offering it to us and telling us that our mouths were watering for his tasty mangoes. Whatever might have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Christian By Disguise

Christian By Disguise: A Story Of Survival, by Erna Kamerman Perry [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bostick Communications in exchange for an honest review.] This book is a short memoir about the author’s experiences as a … Continue reading

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A Picture Of A Child At Play Is How I Feel Today

Yesterday was the Feast of Trumpets, and as is often the case in my life, there was a lot to ponder and a lot to think about. Among the more dramatic events of the day was my driving a lady … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripples Of Battle

Ripples Of Battle, by Victor David Hansen This was one of the books that I bought from the St. Johns Booksellers [1], and it is the second book I have read from this author. Of course, I was required to … Continue reading

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If God Will Send His Angels

As the fifth single of the U2 album “Pop,” which was not a success, and as part of the “City Of Angels” soundtrack, “If God Will Send His Angels” is an example of the frequent musing by U2 on matters … Continue reading

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