Monthly Archives: December 2019

Men Without Women

Recently, a loyal reader of my blog asked a question of how it was that salty became used as a term for angry, since it had appeared in a recent quiz-show segment for my congregation’s annual variety show [1].  Looking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Microgreens: A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens

Microgreens:  A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens, by Eric Franks & Jasmine Richardson This book is almost 200 pages long and is one of two books I have read recently on the subject of microgreens and why the authors think … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vegetable Gardening For Washington And Oregon

Vegetable Gardening For Washington And Oregon, by Marianne Binetti & Laura Peters One of the trickier matters of dealing with gardening is turning advice about gardening that is written for large and even international audiences into practical advice on how … Continue reading

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A Review Of The 2019 YE Hot 100: Part Two

Let’s get this done.  Most of my favorite songs of the year were in thelower reaches but there are still 50 songs to talk about, so why not finish what we started here. #50:  Beautiful People – Ed Sheeran f/Khalid … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Women Were Priests

When Women Were Priests:  Women’s Leadership In The Early Church & The Scandal Of Their Subordination In The Rise Of Christianity, by Karen Jo Torjesen This book has a terrible title, but it is not a terrible book.  That does … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Winter

Dark Winter:  How The Sun Is Causing A 30-Year Cold Spell, by John L. Casey This book was loaned to me by a coworker of mine and it is certainly the sort of book that I can be trusted to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Divine Secret

The Divine Secret:  The Awesome And Untold Truth About Your Phenomenal Destiny, by Joe Kovacs Having previously read and reviewed the author’s previous book Shocked By The Bible [1], a friend of mine from church loaned the book to me … Continue reading

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Book Review: Children Of Earth And Sky

Children Of Earth And Sky, by Guy Gavriel Kay In many ways this is a deeply interesting novel, and it illustrates the author openly seeking to pursue a variety of agendas.  Some of these agendas are ones I can wholeheartedly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Light Of The Sun

The Last Light Of The Sun, by Guy Gavriel Kay By the time one has read five novels by the same author, one can understand pretty easily if one is going to like them or not, considering that authors tend … Continue reading

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Death Race For Love

Do celebrity deaths matter?  Today, as I write this, I have two celebrity deaths in my mind.  The first is of rapper JuiceWRLD, a 21-year old who had made two reasonably successful pop albums and had achieved some chart success … Continue reading

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