Monthly Archives: March 2019

This Thing Of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine

It may be a somewhat widespread opinion, but one of my favorite plays by William Shakespeare (among many excellent ones) has been, as long as I have been familiar with it, The Tempest.  As someone who appreciates discussing matters of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The French & Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America

The French & Indian War:  Deciding The Fate Of North America, by Walter R. Borneman I must say that as someone who reads a fair amount about the French & Indian War that there was not a great deal of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War That Made America

The War That Made America:  A Short History Of The French And Indian War, by Fred Anderson This is the sort of short history of the French and Indian War that makes for compelling reading and plenty of material to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Battles Of The French & Indian War

Battles Of The French & Indian War, by Diane Smolinski I was disappointed in this book, even with fairly low expectations and a generous standard for treating it.  There are some things that this book does very well, and that … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Today, And Forever

Some time ago I wrote a post, one that has been among my most popular (and one that has even ended up being linked on sites like Conservapedia) that discusses the implications of a familiar passage in James 1:17 that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Books On Fire

Books On Fire:  The Destruction Of Libraries Throughout History, by Lucien X. Polastron Among those who love books and libraries  there is an understandable undercurrent of fear about the threats faced to the preservation (much less the increase) of knowledge … Continue reading

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Book Review: Palaces For The People

Palaces For The People:  How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, And The Decline Of Civic Life, by Eric Klinenberg This book was immensely disappointing.  There are certainly cases to be made about the importance of having safe social … Continue reading

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Book Review: Library: An Unquiet History

Library:  An Unquiet History, by Matthew Battles In reading this book I was struck by my own fondness for libraries and their vulnerability.  To be sure, libraries have always had a purpose and agenda wherever they have been found, and … Continue reading

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On The Heresies Of The Nature Of God: A Thought Experiment

Yesterday in his sermon our pastor, in a move that seems at least a little bit overdue, commented at some length on the difficulties that are found in trying to separate out the titles and actions of God the Father … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking With God Through Pain And Suffering

Walking With God Through Pain And Suffering, by Timothy Keller This is another sort of book that is an occupational hazard of being a Christian of a particular personal background.  For fairly transparently obvious personal reasons, I tend to read … Continue reading

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