Category Archives: Christianity

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

One of the results of having feet as painfully afflicted as my own is the way that one notices the troubled feet of others as well.  Over the last few days I was at our church’s regional camp for preteens … Continue reading

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Too Late To Apologize

During the summer of 2013, when I was staying for a period of some weeks at the home of close friends who I did not realize at the time were distant relatives, a young woman of the family kept on … Continue reading

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Relying On God And Christ

Before I begin talking too much, I would like to ask you some questions.  The theme for this year’s preteen camp is relying on Christ, who is our rock.  What are some areas in your life where it is important … Continue reading

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On The Relationship Between Gout And Creativity

As someone who suffers, sometimes very painfully, from gout, I have tended to seek out insight into areas that relate to this most patrician of maladies.  It is said that gout, like childbirth, is among the most intense forms of … Continue reading

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αυτονομία

The subject of autonomy is one about which my feelings and opinions are characteristically ambivalent.  Much depends on what one means by autonomy.  I general, I support the right of smaller regions and peoples to be free from despotic and … Continue reading

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Book Review: When A Bully Is President

When A Bully Is President:  Truth And Creativity For Oppressive Times, by Maya Gonzalez If it were possible to give this book negative stars I would.  This book is the sort that honestly should carry with it some sort of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Big Magic

Big Magic:  Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert Just about every writer on creativity has some major agendas when it comes to their work, and this writer has several agendas, some of which are not offensive at all, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why?

Why?:  What Makes Us Curious, by Mario Livio This is a book that could have been better than it was.  When it comes to books on creativity, sooner or later most authors make some sort of wild evolutionary speculations.  And … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise Of The Creative Class Revisited

The Rise Of The Creative Class Revisited, by Richard Florida Given that I was not a big fan of the original version of this book, was the revised and updated version of it any better?  I’m not sure, the revised … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise Of The Creative Class

The Rise Of The Creative Class, by Richard Florida This book was an unmitigated failure on a variety of levels.  For one, in reading this book the author’s agenda, especially his pro-gay and anti-family agenda, and even anti-working class agenda, … Continue reading

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