Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Glory Of An Analyst Is To Analyze

Often I ponder the relationship between different fields of study.  For example, in economics there is a great divide between macroeconomics in its look at large scale aggregates and microeconomics that looks at individual firms and the decisions of people. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Institutes Of Biblical Law (Volume One)

The Institutes Of Biblical Law (Volume One) by Rousas John Rushdoony My feelings about Calvinism are not very hidden.  I’m pretty open about them, and the thoughts tend towards the negative [1].  This book, at 850 pages, is a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Institutes Of Biblical Law: Volume Three: The Intent Of The Law

The Institutes Of Biblical Law:  Volume Three:  The Intent Of The Law, by Rousas John Rushdoony Most books by Theonomist authors [1] tend to be somewhat long, but one of the things I have appreciated about this author is that … Continue reading

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Shared Context And The Length Of Writings

As someone who reads a lot of books, I tend to notice a great deal in the way of patterns when I read them.  Some of the books I read are short, and many of them have a somewhat average … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And His Admirals

Lincoln And His Admirals, by Craig L. Symonds Although the naval history of the civil war is not something that is completely neglected by historians [1], it has definitely not received the same amount of attention as Lincoln’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Book Review: April 1865

April 1865: The Month That Saved America, by Jay Winik This book has been on my radar to read for a long time. I am no stranger to reading books or pondering about the end of the Civil War [1] … Continue reading

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Take Me To The River

This weekend, after a somewhat last-minute set of arrangements, I and two others went traveling for a couple of hours or so down a portion of the Rogue River from Grant’s Pass to Hellgate Canyon and back.  In retrospect, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy:  The Classic Account Of A Remarkable Christian Experience, by G.K. Chesterton I first heard of this book when I read a lost of 25 recommended books for Christians from a group that appeared to have close ties to monastic … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Universe According To G.K. Chesterton

The Universe According To G.K. Chesterton:  A Dictionary Of Te Mad, Mundane, And Metaphysical, edited by Dale Ahlquist Admittedly, this book is a bit slight.  More to the point, this book is admitted to be a bit slight by the … Continue reading

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Oh, That We Might See Some Good

Sometimes, a theme for a particular Sabbath comes through the unobtrusive combination of many elements, that although uncoordinated by the people involved shows a certain coherence that draws attention. Indeed, this combination of independent but simultaneously interrelated decisions to focus … Continue reading

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