Monthly Archives: April 2015

Book Review: The Conservatrian Manifesto

The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, And The Fight For The Right’s Future, by Charles C.W. Cooke [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Crown Forum in exchange for an honest review.] I read this book knowing … Continue reading

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It so happened that today was the day I chose to take care of my biennial requirement to have my car’s emissions tested, given that I live in the Portland metropolitan area and one of the consequences of that is … Continue reading

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In Those Days There Was No King In Israel, And Everyone Did What Was Right In His Own Eyes

Four times in the book of Judges (Judges 17:6, 18:1, 19:1, 21:25), the author laments the consequences of sin as a result of the absence of strong moral leadership in ancient Israel. Twice, the author makes the following ominous statement: … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete 101 Collection

The Complete 101 Collection: What Every Leader Needs To Know: Attitude, Self-Improvement, Leadership, Relationships, Success, Teamwork, Equipping, and Mentoring, by John C. Maxwell [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest … Continue reading

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You’re A New Morning

This morning my neighbors at work decided to talk about where you could use EBT benefits. I should note at the outset that as a small child, during part of the time between the separation and divorce of my parents, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heretic’s Apprentice

The Heretic’s Apprentice, by Ellis Peters Yet again, in distinct ways from previous novels, this novel manages to hit alarmingly close to me. The story of this novel revolves around a young man who loyally brings the coffin of his … Continue reading

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A Different Weight To Pull

While aimlessly searching the notes for singles and albums from the band Pink Floyd, I came across a very touching quote from Pink Floyd member David Gilmour about his deceased bandmate Richard Wright: “Well, Rick is gone. This is the … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Things Through Christ

All Things Through Christ: The Life And Ministry Of Wallace E Thomas, by Wallace E Thomas with Kate R. Thomas [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] Even though I … Continue reading

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The Bigger The Box

For the first time since purchasing my membership to Costco [1], I decided to take the time and shop around inside. Previously, I had not explored much, being without a membership card and being focused on my eyes [2], and … Continue reading

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Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces

Sometimes in life it is very easy to know what one does not want to do. I have spent much of my life with fairly clear understanding of roads I did not want to go on. I knew very early … Continue reading

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