Monthly Archives: October 2015

Book Review: Hidden History Of Civil War Oregon

Hidden History Of Civil War Oregon, by Randol B. Fletcher As a book written by a longtime Oregon Civil War reenactor and local historian, this short book of 140 pages performs an admirable task in providing a rich array of … Continue reading

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You Can Call Me Al

This morning, having seen some horrible traffic on my smartphone app, I decided to take the back way to work, as opposed to the freeways I usually drive in the morning. Just before the radio station I was listening to … Continue reading

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Simult Sanctor Et Peccator

This morning, I received a message from a European friend of mine who relayed an update on a story I have written about concerning accusations of child abuse against one of the Netherlands’ most powerful political figures. As it happens, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wicked Women Of The Bible

Wicked Women Of The Bible, by Ann Spangler [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan Press in exchange for an honest review.] An unsympathetic viewer of the cover of this book, with its apple symbolic of Eve, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why The South Lost The Civil War

Why The South Lost The Civil War, by Richard E. Beringer, Herman Hattaway, Archer Jones, and William N. Still, Jr. As someone who enjoys reading a lot about the Civil War, including the reasons for how and why it ended … Continue reading

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Album Review: 151a

151a is the title of the first album by violinist and performer Kishi Bashi [1], and although the title is a puzzling mystery, the number 151 itself does have personal importance and has always been one of my favorite numbers. … Continue reading

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These Are The Good Old Days

For a variety of personal reasons, I have never been a particularly nostalgic person, except in the sense of negative nostalgia spoken of by writers such as Lois McMaster Bujold, for example, in her novel A Civil Campaign [1]. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: On This Foundation

On This Foundation: By Lynn Austin [Note: This book was provided without charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] Whether you like it or not, one goes into reading a novel by Lynn Austin with certain … Continue reading

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Who Watches The Watchers?

Today, as it happened, I was given an unusual task at work that I had never been given before, and that was the task of watching the phone queues and making sure that all of the employees were in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tribunal: Responses To John Brown And The Harper’s Ferry Raid

The Tribunal: Responses To John Brown And The Harper’s Ferry Raid, edited by John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd This book, at a little more than 500 pages of main material, is a sight to behold, a rare example of the … Continue reading

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