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Restaurant Review: The Greenhouse Restaurant And Bar

Knowing my mother’s fondness for salads, I found a restaurant that was only slightly spendy and that had some tasty options for both of us to enjoy, so we took the taxi down to a restaurant that was along the … Continue reading

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Leaden Feet

Most of the time one only cares about a lead foot when it goes one into problems. I did a fair amount of driving yesterday, most of which were at pretty high speeds, but managed to avoid any close encounters … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of The Sabbath: Part One

[The following is the prepared text for a sermon given to the UCG congregation in the Dalles on Sabbath, May 7, 2022.] Once upon a time, I read a book that was called Leisure: The Basis Of Culture, which discussed … Continue reading

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Album Review: Every Shade Of Blue

Every Shade Of Blue, by The Head And The Heart If I have never listened to an entire album by group The Head And The Heart, I have at least been familiar with their singles over the past few years, … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time In The Dalles

Judge John Wolf is running for re-election as a circuit court judge in the 7th District of Oregon, which covers the five counties of Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Wheeler, and Gilliam. Of those five counties, Hood River and Wasco counties … Continue reading

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Pinochle Season

While I missed the first pinochle party of the current season in our local congregation, last night I was able to make it to the event hosted by some friends of mine where fourteen of us (one new player, one … Continue reading

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Do Not Ask For Whom The Bell Tolls

I have read it somewhere that once upon a time in New Guinea, it was the case where when strangers met that they would start talking about their connections and friends and relatives in the hope of finding someone in … Continue reading

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Return Of The Native Son: Chapter Twenty

The next day Lord Lipton was sitting in his library doing some reading when someone was introduced. He looked up from his book at his desk and saw that it was his maternal uncle. He raised an eyebrow. “I have … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of Honoring Parents

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermon at the United Church of God congregation in The Dalles, Oregon, given on Sabbath, October 30, 2021.] For the last few weeks we have been discussing the limits of various commandments, … Continue reading

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Read To Me

One of the rather obvious things that happens when you acquire a well-earned reputation as a reader is that you are asked to read to others. This happened to me rather recently when I was visiting some friends who had … Continue reading

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