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The Bible’s Movable Feasts

There are two types of festivals when it comes to their occurrence.  The first of these are fixed days that take place on a particular date.  For example, the United States always has its Independence Day on July 4th, even … Continue reading

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On Consolation Prizes And The Calendar

Earlier today one of my readers related a complaint that someone (she did not specify who) had about the Winter Family Weekend, a complaint that is likely to be had by at least some people, and that is that the … Continue reading

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Server’s X-Mass Party: A Short Story

It was a Monday night, and being a creature of habit, I went to the bar of the restaurant I have gone to on almost all Monday nights from time immemorial and sat down with a couple of books to … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Three Days And Three Nights

Yesterday while I was at services in my usual congregation, I was asked by one of my fellow brethren to help him with a question a Quaker had asked him concerning the expression “three days and three nights” in Hebrew.  … Continue reading

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A Little Folly

I have never been particularly fond of the sort of joking and teasing that goes on relating to April Fool’s Day [1].  There are several reasons for this, but before I discuss the reasons I would like to discuss the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joy To The World

Joy To The World:  How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (And Still Does), by Scott Hahn I should have read this book in the early fall, when Christ was born at or around the Feast of Trumpets.  Alas, I read this … Continue reading

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The Curious Connection Between Daylight Savings Time And Military History

As someone who tends to find curious connections between a great deal of phenomena and military history [1] and someone who is remarkably critical about Daylight Savings Time [2], I think it would be worthwhile today to discuss the connection … Continue reading

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Seasons Change

Earlier today I had a conversation with someone I only know online who happens to be a prolific reader and a thoughtful reviewer of the books she reads.  I noticed that she had commented that since November was approaching that … Continue reading

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Lit Up Like The Fourth Of July

Admittedly, this was not my most memorable fourth of July ever.  Considering there are times I have spent the 4th of July in foreign countries seeking reminders of home [1] and had a day so memorable that I wrote a … Continue reading

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Juneteenth: A Case Study In Acceptable Holidays

One of the more obscure holidays on the American calendar is that of Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, the day the Emancipation Proclamation became known in Texas.  Given that I have a somewhat critical attitude towards the celebration of many … Continue reading

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