Monthly Archives: January 2015

Book Review: How To Read A Book

How To Read A Book, by Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren I first read this book over a decade ago as an undergraduate student in college, when I was reading a lot of books but before I started … Continue reading

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Four Five Seconds From Wildin’

This weekend, while I was being a bit of an insomniac, as is often the case, I decided to take a listen to one of the most unusual collaborations I have ever heard of. When I saw that a collaboration … Continue reading

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I Wish That I Could Be Like The Cool Kids

One of my favorite songs, if not my favorite song, from last year was a song called “Cool Kids” that reminded me somewhat painfully of my youth. It is probably no surprise to anyone reading this that I am not … Continue reading

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Secretary’s Notes: Part Three

[Note: This post is part of a continuing series [1] as the “first take” of tonight’s Portland UCG Spokesmen’s Club meeting, of which I am the secretary.] After the meeting began a little bit late because the secretary was a … Continue reading

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Coming To Terms

A few years ago, in 2009, my favorite song of the year was “Show Me What I’m Looking For” by a band called Carolina Liar. The song came from an album called “Coming To Terms,” and the title track of … Continue reading

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And You Shall Be Fishers Of Men

Today, after switching with another Sabbath School teacher (and occasional blog reader), who wanted to teach on a weekend where she had custody, my lesson for today was on Jesus choosing the apostles. As this is a subject of considerable … Continue reading

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Book Review: Miles, Mystery & Mayhem

Miles, Mystery & Mayhem, by Lois McMaster Bujold The second of the omnibus collections of Bujold’s writings I have reviewed [1] (okay, maybe the third or fourth, depending on what one counts), this book contains two novels that I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Personal Memoirs Of Ulysses Grant, Volume One

Personal Memoirs Of Ulysses S. Grant, Volume One, by Ulysses S. Grant Although I have long read about the excellence of Grant’s personal memoir, written as he was dying of throat cancer and seeking to provide for his family after … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bible Favorites: One Sentence Storybooks

Bible Favorites: One Sentence Storybooks, written by Nancy I. Sanders and illustrated by Hannah Wood [Note: These books were provided free of charge by Tyndale Press in exchange for an honest review.] Although it has been more than three decades … Continue reading

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With Suspicious Minds

While I do not feel it necessary or enjoyable to talk about the specific issue of vaccination and the widespread suspicion about them, which at least according to several writers [1] was supported by a single unreplicated and severely deficient … Continue reading

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