Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Future’s So Bright, I’ve Got To Wear Shades

From 10:10 to 10:25AM today my company had a break for those who wanted to go outside and watch the near-total eclipse of the sun.  The scene was something odd.  I stayed inside the nearly deserved building but I looked … Continue reading

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Book Review: French Revolutions

French Revolutions:  Cycling The Tour De France, by Tim Moore If you are familiar with this author, others like him, there is a familiar sense about this book.  A middle-aged sportswriter decides on some loony challenge and manages to secure … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gironimo!

Gironimo!:  Riding The Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy, by Tim Moore The ending of the first paragraph gives the reader a good idea of what to expect for this volume as a whole, and presumably the author’s entire body … Continue reading

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The Curious Connection Between Protestant Theology And Constitutional Law

From time to time I find and draw odd parallels between two phenomena that are considered to be widely disparate [1].  In listening to an audiobook from the Great Courses series about Martin Luther, I was struck by the professor’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slow Down

Slow Down:  Embracing The Everyday Moments of Motherhood, by Nichole Nordeman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] At first glance, this book is a gorgeous coffee-table quality book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sacred Mundane

Sacred Mundane:  How To Find Freedom, Purpose, And Joy, by Kari Patterson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] To a large degree, I am not part of … Continue reading

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Things Observed Among An Overscheduled Life

I was reminded yesterday yet again, if such a reminder was necessary, that like most people I have an over-scheduled life.  Yet as hectic as that existence sometimes is, I still find a great deal of enjoyment and insight in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Becoming Shakespeare

Becoming Shakespeare:  The Unlikely Afterlife That Turned A Provincial Playwright Into The Bard, by Jack Lynch This book is an interesting piece of history, in that it presupposes the life and writing career of Shakespeare [1] and looks at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare

Players:  The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare, by Bertram Fields There is a deep hypocrisy at the heart of this book, one that is shared by many of its type among those who posit alternative theories for the authorship of … Continue reading

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When School Is In, Parents Win?

When I was younger, I found a great deal of amusement in watching a commercial that showed parents gleefully engaging in back to school shopping with despondent children, set to the tune of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The … Continue reading

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