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Why Do We Need April Fools’ Jokes Anyway?

As I have commented before, I am not fond of April Fool’s jokes for a variety of reasons [1].  For one, I happen to be one of those people who happens to believe that the year should start at this … Continue reading

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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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