Monthly Archives: August 2015

Book Review: The Long Pursuit

The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln’s Thirty-Year Struggle With Stephen Douglas For The Heart And Soul Of America, by Roy Morris, Jr. This is a good book about the parallel careers of Lincoln and Douglas. If it does not rise to … Continue reading

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Unser Leben Gleicht Der Reise Eines Wandrers In Der Nacht

While idly spending some time this afternoon, I came across the following poem, originally written in 1792 by Karl Ludwig Giesecke, a Swiss poet, and attached to the tragic tale of the fate of Swiss mercenaries during the Russian invasion … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And Douglas: The Debates That Defined America

Lincoln And Douglas: The Debates That Defined America, by Allen C. Guelzo Although this is a very excellent book written by a notable Lincoln Prize-winning author, there are at least a couple of issues with the title. For one, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Colson Way

The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor And Living With Faith In A Hostile World, by Owen Srachan [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] It is unfortunate that many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Information Dashboard Design

Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data For At-A-Glance Monitoring, by Stephen Few This book, the second edition of this landmark work on designing dashboards for service to managers, executives, and others, is a reminder that aesthetics and usability are not enemies, … Continue reading

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One Good Reply Deserves Another

Last week, I read and gave a mostly positive book review to a book on ancient history [1]. Unlike the vast majority of my book reviews, this one became particularly popular, so much so that the author of the book … Continue reading

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Product Review: 10W Clark’s Kalden Step Slip On Shoes

As I commented on earlier [1], my own knowledge of shoes is not particularly profound. As I was trying to think of what to say about this product, at least something that I could say intelligently, I pondered as well … Continue reading

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Book Review: When I Pray What Does God Do?

When I Pray What Does God Do? by David Wilkinson [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours in exchange for an honest book review.] As a man with feet clearly on both sides of the … Continue reading

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On The Logistics Of The Early Church Of God

Yesterday our pastor gave a sermon of particular interest both in its contents and in its implications, relating to the unsung heroes of the New Testament. He spoke of people like Tertius [1] and Silas, who took down the words … Continue reading

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You Never Listen To Me

Yesterday one of our congregation’s deacons spoke about the problem of being a good listener, and it was phrased in such a way that the advice was particularly practical and that the speaker admitted, in the presence of his attentive … Continue reading

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