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Book Review: Why Dinosaurs Matter

Why Dinosaurs Matter, by Kenneth Lacovara This is the sort of book that delivers more or less what I expected from it, which is to say that while the book certainly did not meet my own standards for excellence or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hold The Enlightenment

Hold The Enlightenment:  More Travel, Less Bliss, by Tim Cahill When you read a book by the author, you have a good idea of what you are going to get, and that is short travel pieces that have humor and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Table Of Contents

Table Of Contents, by John McPhee Like many of the author’s books, this happens to be a collection of essays (one of them very lengthy) from the author’s writing.  The essays are miscellaneous, but if you have read and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Irons In The Fire

Irons In The Fire, by John McPhee Does one need a reason to read a book by John McPhee?  Given this book, and his many other books, it would appear that the existence of such a book is sufficient to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Founding Fish

The Founding Fish, by John McPhee I must admit that I never thought that I would read a book of more than 300 pages that was mostly devoted to various essays about shad.  Nor did I think that I would … Continue reading

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Not You Too, Pepe Le Pew

Last night while I was at dinner something came up as my usual group was discussing cartoons, and the subject of Pepe Le Pew came up.  Given the course of our conversation about this amorous skunk [1], I quickly realized … Continue reading

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The Duck Who Thought He Was A Chicken

From time to time I find that there is a great deal of insight and understanding that can be gained from animals, and while it is easy to laugh at the silly antics of animals, sometimes there are more poignant … Continue reading

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Goats Behind The Door

[Photo courtesy of jewornotjew.com, in their discussion on Monty Hall.] [Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on May 11, 2019.] How many of you here have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skulls

Skulls:  An Exploration Of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection, by Simon Winchester, photography by Nick Mann This book’s title is right about one thing, and that is that Alan Dudley’s collection of skulls is definitely curious.  Whether or not that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Farmer Duck

Farmer Duck, by Martin Waddell & Helen Oxenbury This is one of the worst books I have ever read.  It is difficult to imagine how such a book like this could be written and conceived as an exploration of justice.  … Continue reading

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