Category Archives: Graduate School

How To Become An Atlantic Historian Without Really Trying

From time to time [1], I reflect on how one becomes something without conscious intention, or creates things without doing so consciously.  What is most striking to me is how these things happen in deeply obscure fields of study where … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Graduate School, History, Musings | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Book Review: The Christology In The Apostolic Fathers

The Christology In The Apostolic Fathers, by Alonzo Rosecrans Stark While I found much fault with the author’s approach to the apostolic fathers, I found this to be a worthwhile book about the apostolic fathers, as it was the author’s … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, Graduate School, History | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Book Review: Lincoln On Leadership

Lincoln On Leadership: Executive Strategies For Tough Times, by Donald t. Phillips I snagged this book, along with a few other ones, on a recent trip to a Gig Harbor independent bookstore that led at least one of my friends … Continue reading

Posted in American Civil War, American History, Book Reviews, Graduate School, History | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

So That Crows Flying Over It For The Balance Of The Season Will Have To Carry Their Provender With Them

When studying for my Masters of Arts in military history at Norwich University a few years ago, I was required to take a course on American military history. As might be expected, my favorite area of that class was the … Continue reading

Posted in American Civil War, American History, Christianity, Graduate School, History, Military History, Musings | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

On The Intelligent Design Of Processes

When I was an undergraduate student, I took it upon myself once to write, for the final paper of a course on historiography, an examination of the pseudoscience of naturalism [1]. After that piece of writing, from time to time … Continue reading

Posted in Graduate School, History, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Non-Book Review: The Wars Of German Unification

The Wars Of German Unification, by Dennis Showalter Anytime I request a book from the Michigan War Studies Review [1], I am committing to a pretty ambitious review of a book. Each book review for this journal is intended to … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Graduate School, History, Military History | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

My Old Shoe

When I arrived at work this morning, I found that one of my colleagues, with a shared interest in data and with a strong preference for databases rather than spreadsheets as the foundation of business information, had shared three online … Continue reading

Posted in Graduate School, Musings | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Jane Austen, Outrage Culture, And Me

One of the ways that the WordPress Reader function slightly increases the stress of life while also enriching my own capacity for wry and ironic social commentary is in the irritating but common phenomenon of “womansplaining” that takes place on … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church of God, Graduate School, Musings | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Seeing Beyond The Game

In a weekend that seemed full of opening prayers–I ended up giving the opening prayer to services yesterday in Hood River and two opening prayers for meals while visiting the homes of others–the way in which my own thoughts ended … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Church of God, Graduate School, Musings | Tagged , | 4 Comments

A Modest Proposal For A Medical Experiment To Test Relationship Between Toxicity And Depression

Before I begin detailing this modest proposal in detail, I would like to give some context. A few days ago, an associate of mine in one of my many areas of interest requested of me that I write a research … Continue reading

Posted in Graduate School, Musings | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments