Daily Archives: November 30, 2016

A Pre-Mortem Thought Experiment On The Second American Civil War: Part One

As a mental exercise, I occasionally ponder what is the worst that could happen in a given situation. ¬†Although I am naturally more than a little gloomy and melancholy by temperament, the main purpose of this exercise is not to … Continue reading

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A Somali On The Margins

As I have a reasonable sized group of friends and acquaintances who are affiliated with (the) Ohio State University, and as I have for some reason a particular interest in the problems and repercussions of the collapse of Somalia it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Humor Of Jesus

The Humor Of Jesus:¬† Sources Of Laughter In The Bible, by Earl F. Palmer As one of the eight books I purchased during Black Friday shopping this year in Estacada, I figured this book would be the source of humorous … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements:¬† A Toltec Wisdom Book, by Don Miguel Ruiz Some years ago, when I was working in my first of many positions at the company I currently work for, one of my coworkers was passing around this particular … Continue reading

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