Monthly Archives: February 2015

Exodus 23:13: Nor Let It Be Heard From Your Mouth

In late 1995, my family and I visited a lock-in in Dothan, Alabama. Before managing to stay up almost the entire night playing sports and generally being slap-happy (as I tend to be when I stay up all night long, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Discovery Of Middle Earth

The Discovery Of Middle Earth: Mapping The Lost World Of The Celts, by Graham Robb Contrary to popular belief, this is not a book about J.R.R. Tolkien’s fiction, which is what I first thought as I picked up the book … Continue reading

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Kuningas Lahtee Ranskaan

While not entirely randomly exploring on Wikipedia, something I am known to do from time to time, even occasionally editing entries when I see they are incomplete, I came across the works of a Finnish composer named Aulis Sallinen, whose … Continue reading

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Under My Umbrella

Today was a humorous day at work. One of my coworkers kept on having to repeat the first part of our company’s name to a customer that kept on cutting him off, which prompted another coworker and me to think … Continue reading

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The Context Of Encouragement

Often, whether we are trying to give or receive encouragement, the efforts are often spectacularly unsuccessful. That which was meant to console or cheer up someone only ends up infuriating them, because it comes off as teasing or attacking. Yet … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil’s Novice

The Devil’s Novice, by Ellis Peters The titular character in this eighth novel of the Brother Cadfael series [1] is a young man who has been taken in as a novice in order to escape a charge for murder that … Continue reading

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Keep Up Your Heart

Today, as I was reading a book [1], I was struck by the following quote, as it related to a young man with tormented sleep who saw no escape from the horrors his eyes had seen: “Despair is deadly sin, … Continue reading

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Album Review: California 37

After the success of their comeback album “Save Me, San Francisco” [1], Train decided to stay close to California and released another album with a similar focus on the wine-growing areas outside of San Francisco. This album was not quite … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sanctuary Sparrow

The Sanctuary Sparrow, by Ellis Peters The title character in the seventh [1] Brother Cadfael mystery novel is a young man who escapes from a lynch mob by claiming the right of sanctuary at the abbey where Cadfael lives, after … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, David Ekama

Occasionally it falls to my lot to write about the death of people I know [1], and today I was informed about the sudden death of an acquaintance of mine from my days spent in Western Pennsylvania. I must admit … Continue reading

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