Monthly Archives: November 2017

Yeah Though I Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death

Several times [1] I have noted the striking similarities in expression and theme and language between the writings of David and the book of Job, all of which indicate that David was aware of the book of Job and responded … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steal This Style

Steal This Style:  Moms And Daughters Swap Wardrobe Secrets:  Looks That Make Hip Classic And Classic Cool, by Sherrie Mathieson From time to time I think about fashion, not because I am a particularly fashionable person but because it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: StyleWord

StyleWord:  Fashion Quotes For Real Style, by Sharon Haver [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It should go without saying that the ideal audience for this book, … Continue reading

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On Using What You’ve Got To Get What You Want

As is sometimes the case, I would like to tell a somewhat rambling story that relates to current affairs with some digressions [1].  It was probably about twenty years ago at this point that my mother and I watched a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plain Meetinghouses

Plain Meethinghouses:  Lancaster County Old Order Mennonites Gather To Worship, by Beth Oberholtzer, photos by John Herr [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There may not be many … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Historic Barns Of Southeastern Pennsylvania

The Historic Barns Of Southeastern Pennsylvania:  Architecture & Preservation, Built 1750-1900, by Gregory D. Huber [Note:  This book was given free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Coming as I do from a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Evaluation Reports

[Note:  I wrote this originally some time ago, and humorously enough the evaluation reports are coming around again after being in abeyance, making this post relevant once again, given my feelings on the subject which have not changed.] Earlier this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scoop

Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh This uproariously funny novel is an example of what happens when someone uses their imagination and their experience to the best possible outcome.  In the mid 1930’s, Waugh was sent without experience as a correspondent to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Decline And Fall

Decline And Fall, by Evelyn Waugh If Candide were written by a cynical English public school graduate of the first half of the twentieth century, it would end up something like this.  This novel was the first novel and only … Continue reading

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All Of The Lights

I don’t know how I missed the song.  I can understand how it was that I missed the video, which gives me a massive headache whenever I see it and can trigger seizures for some viewers.  The song, though, is … Continue reading

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