Daily Archives: July 17, 2015

Today In History: On July 16, 622, the Hijra Occurred, Starting The Islamic Calendar

Picture the scene. You are part of a group that has followed a charismatic, if somewhat authoritarian Arab in the city of Mecca, and you and your fellow believers are now faced with the bitterness of exile because of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Man In Charleston

Our Man In Charleston, by Christopher Dickey [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Crown Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] At the heart of this gripping and immensely sympathetic narrative history is an obscure … Continue reading

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A Loving Breakfast

On my drive to work this morning, I heard one of the most disturbing radio commercials I think I have ever heard, for McDonald’s. The theme of the commercial was an egg sacrificing itself out of love, for the breakfast … Continue reading

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