Category Archives: Musings

Gaslighting Nathan

I first became familiar with the term gaslighting through an unusual source.  During my college years, I purchased the first album from the band Steely Dan [1] during my lifetime, the aptly named “Two Against Nature.”  The first track on … Continue reading

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Both Ends Against The Middle

Today at lunch, as is often the case, I spent a great deal of time having to listen to one of my coworkers who missed his true calling as a talk radio host and instead sells health insurance.  Over and … Continue reading

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I Can’t Buy That

This past Saturday night at dinner I had a conversation with someone from my congregation who had once loaned me a book to see my thoughts on it [1].  This can be a more hazardous task than may meet the … Continue reading

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Under Intense Scrutiny

One of the gentlemen in our local congregation gave an excellent sermon yesterday on the parable of the talents [1] and on some of its many implications.  Among the more intriguing things he said was that commentators of the Bible … Continue reading

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Games Of Logistics

As someone who likes to find greater insight and meaning into the habits and hobbies of people and which may often escape wider notice, I find it deeply intriguing just how common games of logistics are.  Those who spend too … Continue reading

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Meeting In The Middle

One of my favorite country songs of all time–and admittedly there are many that I enjoy, especially from the late 1980s and early 1990s and even beyond–is the Diamond Rio song “Meet In The Middle.”  For those of us who … Continue reading

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Human Beings

Seal’s third album, and the first single from that album, were both titled Human Beings.  The album ended up going gold, but it was definitely a step down in sales after the multi-platinum sales of the his first two eponymous … Continue reading

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The Upside Of Nosebleeds

In the spring of 2009 I went to spend the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread in Santiago, Chile.  The time did not go particularly well, for a variety of reasons.  For one, the Passover was an exceptionally troubled one … Continue reading

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An Introduction To Maternity Denied In Scripture

Although we have spent a great deal of time in this study looking at women whose children were famous and notable in the Bible, it is worthwhile as well to look at women who, for one reason or another, were … Continue reading

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Seeing Elisha Through The Eyes Of Children

Yesterday for my Sabbath School lesson [1], my lesson was on the miracles of Elisha.  Elisha, it should be noted, is one of the better known prophets of the Old Testament [2], and he is recorded to have done twice … Continue reading

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