Monthly Archives: September 2018

Why Do All Good Things Come To An End?

Last night I wanted to do a bit of writing, but it was late and the internet was not working.  It was late because my mother and I had just spent an hour talking (somewhat loudly, apparently) to a young … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sidewinder

The Sidewinder, by Simon Maltman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has read a few stories and novels from the author [1], there are a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Artillery Of The Warsaw Pact

Artillery Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As yet another volume in the author’s extensive collection of books about the militaries … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Public Library

The Public Library, a photographic essay by Robert Dawson When I was going to the public library recently to pick up a book that had been on hold for a while, I saw a library display nearby that had books … Continue reading

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To The Jewish Savannah And Back

This afternoon, our tour of the Judensavannah (pronouced Yoe-den suh-Van-uh) took place, and in contrast to the usual way that these tours go, this one actually ended up taking exactly as long as expected.  This could not have been predicted … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Research Of The Jewish Cemetary At The Judensavannah

Today I happened to visit the Judensavannah in rural Suriname, about 25 miles (or 40 km) away from the capital of Paramaribo upriver along the Suriname River.  At this location a group of Jewish-owned slave plantations existed from the seventeenth … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World

The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World, photographs by Guillaume De Laubier, text by Jacques Bosser I picked up this book as part of my library reading about libraries–being very interested in such meta tasks, and I found the context … Continue reading

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This Should Be Paradise

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Suriname, given on September 27, 2018.] The area that now includes Suriname was originally explored and settled by the English of the sixteenth … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dictator Pope

The Dictator Pope:  The Inside Story Of The Francis Papacy, by Marcantonio Colonna (pseudonym) It took a while for this book to get to me, and it was one I was eagerly waiting for.  For odd reasons I do not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitler And The Vatican

Hitler And The Vatican:  Inside The Secret Archives That Reveal The New Story Of The Nazis And The Church, by Peter Godman When I was growing up as a kid, the dominant view of the Papacy during World War II … Continue reading

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