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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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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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Book Review: The Idea And Practice Of World Government

The Idea And Practice Of World Government, by Gerard J. Mangone It should at least be said of this book that the author, who appears to be a frighteningly committed globalist, is fully aware of the difficulties of achieving a … Continue reading

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Book Review: International Relations: A Concise Introduction

International Relations:  A Concise Introduction, by Michael Nicholson I imagine this book serves as a fairly familiar, if a bit outdated, primer for the IR field but for a variety of reasons this particular book fell short for me, mostly … Continue reading

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Profiles In Adulting

As I note from time to time [1], adulting is hard.  Today, what I would like to do is to compare different profiles of how people behave and see how it corresponds to successful adulting.  We do not have the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Alcoholism And Addiction Cure

The Alcoholism And Addiction Cure:  A Holistic Approach To Total Recovery, by Chris Prentiss In many ways, this book is a snake in the grass.  That is not to say that it is without value, but rather to say that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Founder

My first thought upon leaving this movie, which I expressed to the gentleman watching the film at the same theater who like me had stayed until the credits were done, was, “How did the Weinstein Company screw this up.”  Before … Continue reading

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Book Review: 48 Days To The Work You Love

48 Days To The Work You Love, by Dan Miller What was it about this book precisely that gave me such a visceral dislike for its tone and the approach of its author?  Was it the constant namechecking of similar … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esperanto: Learning And Using The International Language

Esperanto:  Learning And Using The International Language, by David Richardson As someone more than a little bit fond of foreign languages [1], it should come as little surprise that my attention should eventually be turned to Esperanto.  Honestly, I’m not … Continue reading

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Album Review: TOP x MM: The Mutemath Sessions

TOP x MM:  The Mutemath Sessions , by Twenty One Pilots And Mutemath Alright, so for those who are not aware, I am a fan of quirky indie music and have the chance to review it from time to time … Continue reading

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