Monthly Archives: March 2021

The Rules Of The Sky Are Written In Blood

Recently I have found a great deal of interest in watching flight disasters, and seeing what has to go wrong in order for disaster to happen on planes. In the course of these discussions of various disasters and near-disasters, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hispanic Presence In North America

The Hispanic Presence In North America From 1492 To Today, by Carlos M. Fernandez-Shaw If I am part of an ethnic group that wanted to promote itself, it would be hard to appreciate a book like this more. That is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puerto Rico And Other Outlying Areas

Puerto Rico And Other Outlying Aras, by Michael Burgan This book is an interesting one in that it mostly focuses on Puerto Rico, even though a strong case can be made that the outlying areas of the United States deserve … Continue reading

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Book Review: Guam 1941 & 1944

Guam 1941 & 1944: Loss And Reconquest, by Gordon L Rottman One would not normally think of Guam as one of the most obvious military strongpoints of the world, but it has indeed proven to be so in the 20th … Continue reading

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What Fills You These Days Of Unleavened Bread

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on the First Day Of Unleavened Bread, March 28, 2021.] There are some things that are rather obvious but that are still worth talking about … Continue reading

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Is The Ship Still Stuck, Or How I Learned How To Stop Complaining And Started To Change The Way I Thought About Being Stuck

For the last few days, like many people, I have been greatly amused by the saga of ship that has gotten stuck in the Suez Canal, thus shutting down one of the world’s most commonly used trade routes, to the … Continue reading

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Today In History: On March 27, 1977, The Deadliest Plane Crash In History Occurred

It seems somewhat strange to report that the deadliest crash in aviation history occurred on the ground in the Canary Islands. One of the aspects of this crash, which killed more than 500 people, is that it was not the … Continue reading

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Album Review: A Grand Don’t Come For Free

A Grand Don’t Come For Free, by the Streets I must admit that I am not that familiar with British hip-hop, but an acquaintance of mine told me about one of his favorite albums from the decade of the 2000’s, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Slave Mentality

One of the more unfair statements made about the Judeo-Christian perspective is that it is slave religion. It is common, though, if lamentable, for people who are hostile to the Bible to project the problems of their own existence onto … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd

Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd, by Nick Mason This is a book that may be too well-mannered for some, but it is difficult to imagine that an insider account of someone who managed to stay on relatively … Continue reading

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