Monthly Archives: April 2019

Life Among The Stans

If you want to see a community full of a narrow jargon and low intellectual and rational capability, there are few better communities to watch than stans of various musicians.  As someone who spends too much of my limited time … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Phantom Bully

The Phantom Bully (Jedi Academy #3), by Jeffrey Brown Among the most notable aspects of this series as a whole is relatability, and this book provides something that most of its readers, young and not-so-young, are likely able to relate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Return Of The Padawan

Return Of The Padawan (Jedi Academy #2), by Jeffrey Brown Those who are familiar with the narrative arc of the Star Wars triology (or of most genuine trilogies in general) will be familiar with the U-shaped melodrama that tends to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jedi Academy

Jedi Academy (Jedi Academy #1), by Jeffrey Brown In this particular volume, the first of a series, we look at the awkward experiences of middle school through the appealing perspective of one Roan Novachez, who has to deal with disappointment … Continue reading

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The Bible On Hyraxes

Original photo belongs to:  By Charles J Sharp – Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography.co.uk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68629435 If you consult the wikipedia entry for hyraxes, you will find that the Bible is mentioned more times than one would … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hemingses Of Monticello

The Hemingses Of Monticello:  An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed In reading this book it is rather striking to note that the author seems to think that she is writing only for fellow BLM [1] activists, something that made this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Those Who Labor For My Happiness

Those Who Labor For My Happiness:  Slavery At Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by Lucia Stanton Lucia Stanton is one of the most noted scholars of slavery as it relates to Thomas Jefferson (it is a very small world), and this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by the William L. Beiswanger It took until page 190 before this particular book mentioned Sally Hemings by name.  That does not make this a bad book, but it does demonstrate the sort of awkwardness that one … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Starving Brethren Of Gokwe, Zimbabwe

This morning, as I was reading and relaxing as is my fashion on Sabbath mornings, I received an e-mail from one of the brethren in my local congregation who shared a link with a letter from our church’s president about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darth Vader And Friends

Darth Vader And Friends, by Jeffrey Brown In this installment of a series of books that serve to recontextualize the familiar world of Star Wars in ways that are both amusing for children and interesting for adults who have grown … Continue reading

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