Category Archives: History

I Didn’t Expect To See You Here

I am thoroughly convinced that people think I live a far more interesting life than I do.  For example, one recent Sabbath I remember listening to some dark comments from a speaker concerning people whose wild and crazy dating life … Continue reading

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That’s News To Me

Having retrieved my headphones from my previous computer at work, I was able yesterday at last to find an acceptable source of free and unblocked music for me to listen to at work.  Given my tendency to be highly anxious … Continue reading

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If There Is Still Some Fight In You

Throughout most of my athletic activities I have not covered myself in a great deal of personal glory.  One year, for example, I played on the second string Pittsburgh Posse basketball team, for which I was a backup point guard … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jerusalem In Prophecy

Jerusalem In Prophecy:  God’s State For The Final Drama, by Randall Price In all fairness, when I pondered about whether to read this book or not I thought I was going to be able to tear into this book rather … Continue reading

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Book Review: Israel: I Looked Over Jordan

Israel:  I Looked Over Jordan, by Lee Anderson This is an odd book, but not a bad book.  If I learned little from this book, and founds its organization and structure to be more than a little bit haphazard and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage

Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage:  A Christian Theology Of Roots And Renewal, by Marvin R. Wilson This is the sort of book that could have gone very well or very badly, and so I read it with some concern and even … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets:  The Warrior Kings And Queens Who Made England, by Dan Jones, read by Clive Chafer It should come as little surprise that as a confirmed Anglophile that I would enjoy reading and writing a fair bit about the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Anglo Files

The Anglo Files:  A Field Guide To The British, by Sarah Lyall, read by Cassandra Campbell If you are looking for a humorous guide to the British, it is hard to do better than this.  I cannot exactly praise this … Continue reading

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You Know My Name

“You Know My Name” happens to be one of my favorite Bond themes of all time, and it is easy to understand why.  The music has a cinematic quality well captured in the music video, which shows singer Chris Cornell … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln’s Extraordinary Era

Abraham Lincoln’s Extraordinary Era:  The Man And His Times, by K.M. Kostyal To be sure, among the many thousands of books about Abraham Lincoln [1], this is one of the more inessential ones.  That is not to say that the … Continue reading

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