Monthly Archives: June 2015

My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge: Part Two

[Note: This is the second post in a series. [1]] Towards the end we set ourselves a challenge. If matters of the knowledge of the heart are important to God, and if relationships between God and man and between people … Continue reading

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In The Heat Of The Night

In his 1987 single “Heat Of The Night,” Bryan Adams sang a dark noir song about a terrible reckoning. The song became one of his more successful singles, a top ten hit [1]. Not long after this, from 1988 to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Design For Information

Design For Information: An Introduction To The Histories, Theories, And Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations, by Isabel Meirelles This is a book that in some ways lives up to its name in providing guidance and instruction on effective visualizations … Continue reading

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My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge: Part One

In Hosea 4:6 there is an often quoted curse made by God against Israel that goes as follows: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for … Continue reading

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Psalm 61: Lead Me To The Rock That Is Higher Than I

Yesterday one of the deacons in our congregation gave a sermonette on a psalm that I must admit I have not read often personally. Although I read and comment often on the psalms [1], this happens to be a psalm … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Best Of Keane: Disc Two

This, the second disc of Keane’s Best Of compilation, is a collection of b-sides for the band’s singles over the year. Although this tradition is unusual in the United States, musicians and bands tend to release additional songs on physical … Continue reading

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Y Tu Mamá Tambien

When I lived in Thailand, one of the most stressful parts of life was having to deal with the police establishment [1]. Between officials reminding me to please obey the law, and coming over without warning to ask for my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beautiful Evidence

Beautiful Evidence, by Edward Tufte I happened to find this book on an online search in my local library system, without ever having heard of Edward Tufte, but being intrigued by the title and by the range of material in … Continue reading

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On The Applicability Of Divorce Law To The Recognition Of New Sovereign States

On this fifty-fifth anniversary of the independence of Somaliland from the United Kingdom [1], it is worthwhile to discuss the applicability of divorce law to the recognition of new sovereign states by the international community in institutions like the United … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ambient Findability

Ambient Findability, by Peter Morville This book was written about a decade ago, and it is intriguing to see that even in such a relatively short time that much of what this book speaks of as possibilities have already happened … Continue reading

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