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On The Difference Between A Mirror And A Club

There are few places where the Golden Rule–do unto others as you would have them do unto you–is more honored in the breach than in observance than when it comes to the use of scripture for reproof and correction.  In … Continue reading

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Y U No Finish: Albion’s Seed

Albion’s Seed:  Four British Folkways In America, by David Hackett Fischer I really wanted to finish this book.  If this had been a book in my own private collection, it would have been finished at some point, and I may … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cripple Of Inishmaan

The Cripple Of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh This is the second play by the author I have read, and having been familiar with the author’s work now, it was easier to understand.  The cliches in both plays stood in sharp … Continue reading

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One More Story

Last night was the last dinner club meeting [1] for our particular group, and I had made the theme of food with a story.  Since I enjoy both food and hearing and telling stories, I figured it would make the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And Chief Justice Taney

Lincoln And Chief Justice Taney:  Slavery, Secession, And The President’s War Powers, by James F. Simon This book is probably the most even-handed book that one can imagine that deals with the contentious and still-controversial aspects of slavery, secession, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking The Bible: A Photographic Journey

Walking The Bible:  A Photographic Journey, by Bruce Feiler As someone who is only slightly acquainted with the author’s work as a whole, but someone who has traveled to at least some of the lands of the Bible [1], I … Continue reading

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Book Review: How The South Could Have Won The Civil War

How The South Could Have Won The Civil War:  The Fatal Errors That Led To Confederate Defeat, by Bevin Alexander I vaguely remember reading a bit about this book in one of my favorite works by noted Civil War historian … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Desperta Ferro Antigua Y Medieval: La Guerra De Los Cien Años (1)

Desperta Ferro Antigua Y Medieval:  La Guerra De Los Cien Años (1), by various editors and authors It should come as little surprise to those who know me that I am interested both in achievable but challenging tasks as well … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln’s Christianity

Lincoln’s Christianity, by Michael Burkhimer Towards the beginning of this book, the author makes a plea for mercy when he states that he is a liberal Catholic, something he amply demonstrates, and that he hopes he is not judged for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground:  A Walk At Gettysburg, by James M. McPherson As a result of reading quite a few books by the author [1], I have come to the understanding that James McPherson writes a great deal of short and topical … Continue reading

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