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Book Review: Tiger Soup

Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story From Jamaica, retold and illustrated by Frances Temple Although this book is retold and illustrated by the same person, the illustrations of this book are very rudimentary, almost at my own modest artistic level, to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anna Carries Water

Anna Carries Water, by Olive Senior, with illustrations by Laura James It is unclear exactly what nation inspired this particular book but since the author is of Jamaican heritage and the illustrator is an Antiguan (both of which are lovely … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Hyrax

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the UCG Portland congregation on June 27, 2020.  The message is based on a previous study of the hyrax done by the author.] Are you smarter than a Bible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brian’s Hunt

Brian’s Hunt, by Gary Paulsen This book was something that I read as a result of a challenge from some friends of mine I was visiting yesterday (as I write this) after Pentecost services.  As it happens, the only other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gigi And The Cat

Gigi And The Cat, by Colette This book is a collection of two novellas, both of which give some idea of the sharp-eyed way that the author was able to look at the lives of characters in less than ideal … Continue reading

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Obscure Hungers

Yesterday, one of the deacons of our congregation gave a sermon that I got to witness in person as we were filming at the home of another deacon’s family.  One of the aspects that was discussed in the message was … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Mounts

[The following are the notes for a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on April 11, 2020.] I know that most of us have not been traveling very much recently because of the stay at home order in this … Continue reading

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Article Review: Vol. 26: China: Hong Kong: Plague Rats

One of the more fascinating contemporary reads of medical literature does not take very long to read.  If you look up on JSTOR articles relating to the plague you will find a great many cases where monthly medical journals discussed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horsemanship For Beginners

Horsemanship For Beginners, by Evelyn Pervier A book like this can certainly be profitably read, but it does not start off on the right foot, because the author seeks to start out the book by discussing the fanciful speculation of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hints On Horsemanship

Hints On Horsemanship To A Nephew And A Niece, by Col. George Greenwood One of the more interesting aspects of this book is the way that it could only have been written in the period before World War I.  The … Continue reading

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