Daily Archives: April 19, 2018

O Tinnitus (After Gerard Manley Hopkins)

O Tinnitus, buzzing in my ears– Wretched blasted buzzing thickets– Haunted my life for years With a sound like chirping crickets. Does this sound come from playing The noble viola for too long? Or is the sound due to laying … Continue reading

Posted in History, Musings | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

I, Plastic Dino, Do Solemnly Swear…

[Note:  Image, originally from Facebook, courtesy of Military.com.] “I, Plastic Dino, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military History, Musings | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Ignatius Of Antioch: The Concerns Of A Dying Man

In the short series of letters by Ignatius Of Antioch we have a striking and unusual picture of the concerns of a man who knew he was going to his death.  Although we will examine the Epistle to the Romans … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church of God, History, Musings | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction:  A Biblical Path Towards Freedom, by Elizabeth A. Shartle [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is a book that definitely lives up to its name.  … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Book Reviews, Christianity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Rivets Of The Warsaw Pact

Rivets Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips As someone who has read quite a great many of the author’s books [1], I was moderately puzzled by receiving a .pdf with a short seven-page book that was marked as essential … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged , | Leave a comment