Monthly Archives: December 2019

It Is The Glory Of Kings To Conceal A Matter: Part One

I would like to state at the outset that the title of this series of posts does not in fact appear in the Bible.  We are all aware of the concealing behaviors of government when it comes to their behaviors, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Netanyahu Years

The Netanyahu Years, y Ben Caspit, translated by Ora Cummings This book was written by a hack.  It was also translated by a hack, and by that I can figure that the translator did a good job at translating a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bibi

Bibi:  The Turbulent Life And Times Of Benjamin Netanyahu, by Anshel Pfeffer In this book one gets the sense that the author is showing respect to its subject almost in spite of himself.  It is obvious that the author is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Be Strong And Of Good Courage

Be Strong And Of Good Courage:  How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny, by Dennis Ross and David Makovsky To be sure, it is worthwhile to praise leaders for their moral courage in resisting their evil times and popular … Continue reading

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A Thin Line Between Awkward And Cool

I have spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out what it is that is most bothersome about contemporary ideas of coolness and the elitism of hipsters.  After all, although I have never been a particularly cool person, … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by the Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, and Sir Colin Davis I must say that I did not get as much out of this opera as I would have if I would have … Continue reading

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Album Review: HMS Pinafore (Vintage Collection)

HMS Pinafore (Vintage Collection), by Gilbert & Sullivan, performed by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company About the only negative thing I have to say about this album is that it only includes the songs from the HMS Pinafore and not … Continue reading

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Album Review: Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov, by Modest Mussorgsky, performed by Yevgeni Nesterenko, Alexander Ognivtsiev, Elena Obratsova, Vladimir Atlantov, and Yuri Mazurok and the Choir & Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Mark Ermier I find it somewhat surprising that this is the … Continue reading

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I’m Not Competitive, I Just Want To Win

I am always intrigued by the various themes that are involved in a time like the Northwest Family Weekend.  Sometimes these themes are inherent in the weekend itself, but more commonly they happen because of the communication and interaction that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Egypt

The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Egypt, by Toby Wilkinson Although Egypt and Egyptology are certainly very popular subjects, there is a striking lack of history books that seek to tackle the entire scope of ancient Egyptian history.  There are … Continue reading

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