Daily Archives: January 6, 2019

The Name Of The Wind

There are occasionally practical downsides to being an intellectual.  While driving home late tonight after having a wonderful time at a dinner party in rural Clackamas county with two other bachelors, I pondered the name of the wind that I … Continue reading

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Our Picture Of God’s Judgment

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, January 5, 2019.] Imagine the following scene.  You are on the third floor of the Washington County … Continue reading

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Book Review: Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)

Call Them By Their True Names:  American Crises (and Essays), by Rebecca Solnit There is an essential problem with this title (and, obviously, the rest of this book).  The author seems to imply in the title that she is able … Continue reading

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Book Review: After The Ruins: 1906 And 2006

After The Ruins:  1906 and 2005:  Rephotographing The San Francisco Earthquake And Fire, by Mark Klett with Michael Lundgren and essays by Philip L. Fradkin and Rebecca Solnit I must admit that I am not very familiar with the phenomenon … Continue reading

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