Monthly Archives: April 2016

Semper Vigilante

Among the books I read that belonged to my maternal grandparents growing up was a book on one of the New England lines of our family, not one that is particularly closely related, but one which has lines going back … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unusual Chickens For The Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Unusual Chickens For The Exceptional Poultry Farmer, by Kelly Jones, illustrations by Katie Kath If you like your epistlatory novels with cute and shy and clever twelve-year old protagonists, strong feminist themes, and receiving creepy letters from the dead, this … Continue reading

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What Makes C.S. Lewis’ View Of Subordinationism Orthodox?

Although I have spent some time in dealing with the thorny question of C.S. Lewis’ belief that Jesus Christ was subordinate and obedient to God the Father [1], something I imagine many readers will take as an obvious article of … Continue reading

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Siren’s Song

According to various Greek myths, the Sirens were chimerical sort of women who lured mariners to their death with the promises of being able to see both the past and the future. Odysseus, for example, upon the advice of one … Continue reading

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Laogai Archipelago

Although it is hard to acknowledge the lives of all who are worthy of being remembered for one reason or another [1], at times a life ends that is so striking that it requires notice. Such was the life of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Oregonian Cookbook

The Oregonian Cookbook: Best Recipes From Foodday, edited by Katherine Miller [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Carpe Diem Press in exchange for an honest review.] Although I rarely read cookbooks [1], it is not from a … Continue reading

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Between Scylla And Charybdis

In the Greek tales of the heroic age, like those of Jason and the Argonauts or the Odyssey, poets used to exaggerate the admittedly serious dangers of certain paths by having their heroes thread the narrow course between two disastrous … Continue reading

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We Used To Be Mad Love

I am often amused by the politics that I see around me; I am less amused by political aspects of my own life. At work, for example, a couple of the executives who work near me have had some bad … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And His Generals

Lincoln And His Generals, by T. Harry Williams This book, one of quite a few spoken of my my local congregational pastor [1], is one of many books about Abraham Lincoln that have been written over the years, and like … Continue reading

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Sleeping It Away

Earlier I mentioned [1] that there are difficulties when people try to describe themselves as insane because they only prove themselves to be more sane by making the attempt. Here, hopefully, what I meant by that will be clear. Three … Continue reading

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