Monthly Archives: November 2015

Book Review: How To Analyze The Works Of Abraham Lincoln

How To Analyze The Works Of Abraham Lincoln, by Laurie Lanzen Harris As someone who is a frequent practitioner of the arts of critical reading, I was a bit surprised at how basic a level this book was written at, … Continue reading

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To Serve And Protect

This morning I happened to read an article about a police shooting in rural Western Pennsylvania, in the same county where I spent my early childhood and the time my father had custody after my parents split up during my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Operation Nimrod

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Seige, by Russell Phillips [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] It is intriguing when one reads a set of books by the same author … Continue reading

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The Man Who Would Not Be Moved

As is often the case, I tend to habitually reflect on the sermon messages I hear at Sabbath services and seek to provide some sort of elaboration on them, not only to describe them but also to respond to them … Continue reading

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Writing, Like Killing, Is Always Personal

[Note: This film contains spoilers for the movie Mockingjay: Part Two.] In one of the many memorable conversations in Mockingjay: Part Two [1], Katniss Everdeen, played skillfully by Jennifer Lawrence, is talking to longtime friend Gale about killing, and Gale … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyday Talk

Everyday Talk: Talking Freely And Naturally About God with Your Children, by John A. Younts As someone without children myself, I find it somewhat inappropriate to give too warm a recommendation of books which seek to provide parenting advice [1], … Continue reading

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The Courage To Grow Up

[Note:  This blog entry was inspired by the Adventure Novels Project at http://www.cotopaxi.com/ that seeks to inspire people to do good and enjoy adventure as well.] I was recently asked by a reader of my blog to think about my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters To Children

Letters To Children, by C.S. Lewis, edited by Lyle W. Dorsett and Marjorie Lamp Mead Although C.S. Lewis never had any children of his own and was long a bachelor Oxbridge don whose only marriage was a marriage of convenience … Continue reading

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Up In Smoke

It had all the ingredients of a quiet Thanksgiving night, spent among friends so close as to be family, who I had spent the last few hours eating with, chatting with, and relaxing with. Then, all of the sudden, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Early Writings Of Herbert W. Armstrong

Early Writings Of Herbert W. Armstrong: Public Domain Articles Written From 1928-1953, by Herbert W. Armstrong, edited by Richard C. Nickels A couple weeks ago or so I was enjoying a lovely dinner at the home of one of the … Continue reading

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