Monthly Archives: September 2017

Living In The Shadow Of Tribulation

This evening I happened to have dinner with my roommate and four other people.  After the main part of dinner and before we had dessert, one of the people there gave us his message that he has prepared for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Selected Letters Of Cicero

Selected Letters Of Cicero, translated by Frank F. Abbott Once upon a time, schoolkids were intimately familiar with the writings of Cicero, a late Roman politician and onetime consul of great reputation.  These letters, in translation, are certainly useful in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lower California

Lower California, by the Lower California Company Among the dirty little secrets of American history is the role of land speculation in the growth of America [1].  All the way back to colonial times, the lure of land speculation was … Continue reading

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Rebel Heart

I happen to be a fan of the Irish pop band The Corrs [1], and have been since my early teen years when the band debuted.  Each of their albums has usually included at least one instrumental song, and the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 2

Great Courses:  A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts:  Part 2, by Professor Robert Bucholz One of the unfortunate consequences of the rising struggle between various cultural views of history in the past few decades is that … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 1

Great Courses:  A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts:  Part 1, by Professor Robert Bucholz Although the history of the Tudors is one I am pretty familiar with [1], this first part of a four part epic … Continue reading

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A Holding Pattern

I apologize a bit in advance for the shorter than usual report than usual.  I’ve been doing some hurricane research that I don’t wish to write about again [1] because most people are probably sick of it by now.  In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Can I Keep Drinking?

Can I Keep Drinking?:  How You Can Decide When Enough Is Enough, by Cyndi Turner [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Author’s Den.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although for rather personal reasons I choose … Continue reading

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Book Review: Authors Digital Enterprise

Authors Digital Enterprise, by Maini Chaudhri [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Author’s Den.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I found it somewhat difficult to fully appreciate this book.  The author is not particularly proficient … Continue reading

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And The Hits Keep Coming

There is a saying that lightning never strikes the same place once, but that saying is even a bad one by the standard of bad urban legends.  Early in his political career, Abraham Lincoln made political hay of the fact … Continue reading

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