Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Day Of Rest

Normally, the Sabbath is a fairly busy day for me [1]. Of course, when I spent my morning coughing up phlegm, trying not to vomit, and unable to talk at all, I realized it was going to be a Sabbath … Continue reading

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Many Daughters Have Done Well, But You Excel Them All

The subject of gratitude is one that often comes to mind [1], and as I was examining the comments for a Bible translation whose book tour takes place in almost two months, I came across some interesting commentary that spurred … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln In The World

Lincoln In The World: The Making Of A Statesman And Te Dawn Of American Power, by Kevin Peraino [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Broadway Books in exchange for an honest review.] Lincoln authors looking … Continue reading

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Be Speechless

The bridge to one of the solo songs in my repertoire, one which I may yet do for a song analysis, and which I practiced today with the fellow who will be accompanying me on guitar, is somewhat repetitive but … Continue reading

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Other People’s Memories

One of the joys of spending time with others is that one gets to enjoy the retelling of tales from other people. This is especially true if one is hanging around members of other families or people who have known … Continue reading

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Circling Like Raptors

One of the most notable aspects of Thanksgiving is the food, and another notable aspect is family. I happened to spend this year’s Thanksgiving with part of a family I happen to know well, and who I visited last year … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cicero

Cicero, by W. Lucas Collins As I have read some reviews for this book, I wonder if they read the same book that I did. Seeing the book criticized for having a too laudatory view of Cicero, I wonder how … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood

On a day like today, it was pretty obvious and fitting that there would be a great deal of blood shed. Of course, it happened to be my own, as one might expect to be the case. For much of … Continue reading

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Before You Blow Up My Phone

One thing in life I really tend to dislike is having people leave multiple messages on my phone. As someone who works a lot (perhaps too much), and does not conduct personal business during work hours, I tend to find … Continue reading

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Book Review: The German Element In The War For American Independence

The German Element In The War For American Independence, by George Washington Greene Happily blessed with a name that refers to two of the greatest American heroes of the American Revolution, George Washington and Nathaniel Greene, this book is an … Continue reading

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