Monthly Archives: May 2015

Book Review: A General Theory Of Love

A General Theory Of Love, by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon A fellow member of my congregation lent me this book to read, as is often the case among my friends who know my love of reading, and … Continue reading

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Saber Es Poder

In English, we have an expression that goes “Knowledge is power.” When I hear that expression, I think it does a disservice to those who seek after knowledge, because most of the people I know seek knowledge not because of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manila And Santiago: The New Steel Navy In The Spanish-American War

Intriguingly, this is the third book I have read recently that has referred to Lord Nelson’s famous dictim that a ship’s a fool to fight a fortress, two of which referred to apparent exceptions to that rule in the Civil … Continue reading

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The Voice Up On The Stage Is A Heart Inside A Cage

As a creative person, I often muse on the tensions and the contradictions that go into being an artist and also a human being. Many examples of this tension come to mind, which tell us valuable lessons if we are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Is ________.

Life Is ______., by Judah Smith [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] For those readers familiar with the previous volume from the author, Jesus Is _____. [1], a … Continue reading

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Piglets At The Feeding Trough

For the moment, a man lies dying in a hospital bed, morbidly obese, being eaten alive by metastasizing colon cancer. A cruel fate, it is nonetheless an ironic one for a man who engorged himself as a leading American soccer … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The U.S. Naval Institute On Naval Tactics

The U.S. Naval Institute On Naval Tactics, edited by Captain Wayne P. Hughes Jr. USN (Ret.) This is the first book from the Naval Historical Institute I have received that is designated as a Wheel Book. According to the book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, by Paul Turley, Thiago Silva, Bryan C. Smith, and Ken Withee This is the third book [1] in a series of books from a coworker about SQL that I have read, and for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond The Attic Door

Beyond The Attic Door, by Tracy Del Campo [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] One of the benefits of reading and reviewing books on a regular basis is that … Continue reading

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I’m Gonna Turn Up The Volume ‘Till I Can’t Hear A Thing

One of the pathways to human cruelty is the fact that we understand others largely through conceptual means. Human beings possess a great power to understand through abstract reasoning, which goes far beyond the narrow bounds of our typical experience … Continue reading

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