Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Chicken Whisperer Is In

Recently, some friends of mine got a few little chicks to add to their small collection of poultry because they were in need of hens to balance the gender ratio of their brood.  I was sympathetic to the plight of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kidding Ourselves

Kidding Ourselves:  The Hidden Power Of Self-Deception, by Joseph T. Hallinan This book is sort of the flip side of the author’s previous book on why we make mistakes.  This is the sort of book that happens fairly organically for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why We Make Mistakes

Why We Make Mistakes:  How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things In Seconds, And Are All Pretty sure We Are Way Above Average, by Joseph T. Hallinan I was recommended this book by an online friend of mine, and although … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Social Aspects Of Passover

When we look at Passover from its earliest OT observance [1] to its contemporary observance, one of the aspects that is most intriguing is the social environment of the Passover as it is discussed in the Bible.  This is all … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio:  The Story Of Phi, The World’s Most Astonishing Number, by Mario Livio Perhaps the most telling moment in this generally enjoyable book was when the author made the statement that a lot of people point to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Glorious Golden Ratio

The Glorious Golden Ratio, by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann Quite honestly, this book disturbed me at least a little bit.  There are at least two ways that one can take this book as a reader.  One is to … Continue reading

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The Problem Of Anti-Semitism In The Didache And The Epistle Of Barnabas

We have previously noted [1] the issue of hostility to the Jews in the Didache and its ominous implications for Christian-Jewish relations going back to the late first and early second centuries AD.  Having just looked at the way in … Continue reading

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When The Invisible Has Gone Missing

Earlier today I read several articles relating to the discovery of a galaxy that was found to be nearly entirely missing dark matter.  While it is easy to ponder how it is that something like dark matter that is already … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Philokalia: Volume One

The Philokalia:  The Complete Text:  Volume One, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Makarios of Corinth, translated from the Greek and edited by G.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, and Kallistos Ware I suppose that even those this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rule Of St. Benedict In English

The Rule Of St. Benedict In English, edited by Timothy Fry As a reader, I must admit that aside from my passionate interest in the Brother Cadfael series of history novels [1], and the fact that I live a rather … Continue reading

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