Monthly Archives: February 2015

Book Review: The Virgin In The Ice

The Virgin In The Ice, by Ellis Peters As the sixth novel [1] in the Brother Cadfael series, this novel adds some wrinkles to the series. For one, profoundly, it introduces a brave and gallant young liege-at-arms to an Angvin … Continue reading

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Organic Evolution

Today, after watching the week’s lectures for my coursera class on the music of the Rolling Stones, I was struck by the scientific implications of the way in which musicians who write their own music behave. One of the lectures … Continue reading

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Book Review: The 5 Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret To Love That Lasts, by Gary Chapman It is perhaps highly ironic as someone who thinks and writes about love so often that this book has escaped my voracious reading until now, even though … Continue reading

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Saying I’m Your Number One

In the current hit “Lips Are Moving,” contemporary pop/50’s girl pop throwback Meagan Trainer sings about a problem that was highly relevant to many of the young women I happened to see at a recent dance, judging by their enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Divine Discontent

Today was the sort of day where it was easy to feel a sort of divine discontent. Of course, some of that comes from sleeping abominably, even by my poor standards, and that does not set one up for success. … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Creation Of A Bible Reading Program Study Bible

About a month ago or so, I reviewed a NKJV Bible (the Bible that is the default for my own particular religious organization) that had been given study notes relating to evangelism and marketed specially [1]. Seeing this done, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aloof

Aloof: Figuring Out Life With A God Who Hides, by Tony Kriz [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] Why does God keep His distance and not intervene or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scary Close

Scary Close: Dropping The Act And Finding True Intimacy, by Donald Miller [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] In several ways, this most excellent book lives up to … Continue reading

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This Desert Life

Although I do not consider myself to be a person well-suited to farming or agricultural related tasks, despite my extensive family history in the profession, I find the relationship between people and the land to be an immensely profound one … Continue reading

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This Is My Own Life Keeping Me Down When I Want To Be In My Private Nation

One of the cds I listen to in my car when I drive is the Train cd “My Private Nation” [1], and the title track to the song is one of a select group of songs that tends to make … Continue reading

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