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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part IV

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part IV, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth As this course winds to its conclusion it is clear that the professor wants to make this particular course a lot different from most when it … Continue reading

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Examining The Small World Of Laura Branigan

Many people will likely not remember who Laura Branigan was, especially younger people.  During the early to mid 1980’s she had three hit albums and numerous hit singles, most of them cover songs or songs that were written for her … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Explorer

The Explorer, by W. Somerset Maugham In reading this book I was struck by what aspects of it made it so appealing, and something clicked that allowed me to better understand why this author has so quickly moved up my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Compact Cabins

Compact Cabins:  62 Plans For Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses & Other Getaways, by Gerald Rowan Although this book is aimed at endorsing and advocating for small vacation properties for people as a second home, there is a great deal of … Continue reading

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Wandelstok

Today we had an excursion in Suriname that was announced at the last minute, but that’s not a problem for our fearless group of Americans who wanted to go shopping and see some historical sites.  Even if I am not … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Daily Question For You And Your Child

The Daily Question For You And Your Child:  A 3-Year Spiritual Journey, by Waterbrook [Note:  This book was given without charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.   All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is a good example of a volume … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Education Of An Accidental CEO

The Education Of An Accidental CEO:  Lessons Learned From the Trailer Park To The Corner Office, by David Novak, read by Howard Ross I have to admit that this was an appealing audiobook even if the author is more than … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Relationship Between Climate And Civilization

Before our highly politicized times, it was once imagined that the weather was a safe topic of conversation [1].  Obviously that is no longer the case.  The fault for this extends in at least two directions.  On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Replacements

Few bands have ever screwed up the chance at stardom in rock and roll as thoroughly and completely as The Replacements did.  From botching a chance to turn revival touring into a new beginning to showing up at performances drunk … Continue reading

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You Will Go Out With Joy

So, how has this Tacoma Weekend compared so far with times past, which have prompted some interesting posts [1]? Well, right now I feel pretty exhausted like I want to sleep as soon as possible, and I am also listening … Continue reading

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