Monthly Archives: November 2014

Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Celine Dion

There is, of course, some question as to whether one should consider Celine Dion eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After all, her English-language debut, Unison [1], came out in 1990. Before, that, of course, she had … Continue reading

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The Scheduler

As an undergraduate student of Civil (Structural) Engineering at the University of Southern California, one of the classes I took was in Construction Engineering, taught by a practical professor (who in many ways was a lot like our congregation’s volleyball … Continue reading

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Show Them What It Costs To Be Friends With Katniss Everdeen

[Note: This entry contains spoilers and plot details from Mockingjay, Part I.] When I first read this book, I did not sleep that night, because the book so vividly portrayed the PTSD that Katniss suffers as a result of her … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Uncommon Marriage Adventure

The Uncommon Marriage Adventure: A Daily Journey To Draw You Closer To God And Each Other, by Tony & Lauren Dungy with Nathan Whitaker [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an … Continue reading

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True Spirituality Is Measured By What You Do When You Think You Have Everything To Lose

One of the most telling moments in the Gospels occurs when there is an attempt made to drive a wedge between Jesus Christ and John the Baptist over their popularity. As human beings, we tend to naturally feel encouraged when … Continue reading

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I Woke Up In Between A Memory And A Dream

One of the subjects I write about at some length and all too frequently, and something I would like to be able to write about less, is my troublesome sleep life [1]. During the course of my life, I have … Continue reading

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A Nation Awaits Its Downfall

Some months ago a friend of mine loaned me a movie called Downfall, about the grim last days of Hitler in the underground Berlin bunker as certain defeat against the Russians awaited. One of the more fascinating aspects of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: 52 Little Lessons From Les Misèrables

52 Little Lessons From Les Misèrables, by Bob Welch [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] I have a confession to make: I have never read Les Mis, nor … Continue reading

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Live To Tell

For a variety of reasons, I had the song “Live To Tell” in my head all day, and before analyzing the lyrics to this very straightforward and melancholy ballad, I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about the song … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Practical Guide To Picking And Profit

The Practical Guide To Picking And Profit, by Kevin Reid [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] Just as this short guide (only eight pages on kindle or so) advises … Continue reading

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