Tag Archives: communication

Book Review: Mastery Of Speech: Book Three

Mastery Of Speech:  Book Three:  How To Speak Well Under All Ordinary Conditions, by Frederick Houk Law As a fond reader of forgotten books, I often find myself reading parts of books that have other volumes that for whatever reason … Continue reading

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Getting Meta

One of the names I commonly choose for characters in games is the name Metanoia, a somewhat obscure word transliterated from the Greek word for repentance [1].  The reason the word is obscure is not because it is unimportant, but … Continue reading

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A Better Way

Yesterday I had the chance to talk before and after services with the gentleman who gave the sermon, who happens to be a friend of mine and occasional host of friendly dinners.  The subject matter of his message was a … Continue reading

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I’m Not Listening

In the 1790’s, a ferocious period of partisanship as well as a foreign war scare involving Great Britain and France led to the passsing of Alien & Sedition laws that made it a crime to speak out against the president … Continue reading

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Book Review: Before You Hit Send

Before You Hit Send:  Preventing Headache & Heartache, by Emerson Eggerichs [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There is a deep irony within this book, and that … Continue reading

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Private Emotion

Most of the time, I am not someone who is a fan of musicians before they hit the mainstream.  From time to time it happens, when I hear a song on the radio by an obscure band and have to … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Listen So People Will Talk

How To Listen So People Will Talk:  Build Stronger Communication And Deeper Connections, by Becky Harling [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Those who know me are … Continue reading

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All You Needed To Do Was Ask

One time when I went to the Tacoma Weekend, I sang a song by the band Badfinger called “Come And Get It.”  Now, I happen to be quite a fan of Badfinger as a band [1].  The song “Come And … Continue reading

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Cutting The Gordian Knot

Recently I read a book that sought to address concerns with communication and did so by asking four questions.  Without seeking to go into too much detail about the book, as the review will post in about a week and … Continue reading

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Having Many Things To Write To You, I Did Not Wish To Do So With Paper And Ink

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the annual campout for the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on August 26, 2017.] Some of you here have met my mother.  I grew … Continue reading

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