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Tantrums In The Street

Little children throw tantrums in the street blocking off the roads that go to the airport and endangering those who remind them of wealthy American expatriates who clearly must be up to no good and whose infusion of cash into … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Virtues That Can Only Be Preached By Being Practiced

One of the unfortunate ironies of life, and one that many parents no doubt greatly regret, is that our example is far more easily copied than our exhortations to virtue [1].  So it was with a fair amount of amusement … Continue reading

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From A Pennsylvania Cow Pond A Mighty River Flows

A lonely, bookish boy with sandy hair stood on the grass in a meadow by a lazy stream that wandered from a cow pond past an abandoned coal mine to a larger stream and then to a larger river and … Continue reading

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I Wanted Words But All I Heard Was Nothing

As anyone remotely familiar with my writing knows, I am by no means unfamiliar with that unhappy feeling one gets when one sends messages and communications into a black hole of silence with no reply at all [1].  As someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life In Community

Life In Community:  Joining Together To Display The Gospel, by Dustin Willis Having read another book by the author which I happened to enjoy, I was struck by the way that this book resembled the writings of Bonhoeffer and Nouwen, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Games People Play

Games People Play:  The Psychology Of Human Relationships, by Eric Berne, MD Some time ago, I made a note that my pastor was enthusiastic about this book and recommended that we in the congregation read it.  Since it was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lord, Have Mercy

Lord, Have Mercy:  The Healing Power Of Confession, by Scott Hahn Confession has a bit of a bad name, and it happens to be a major Catholic sacrament, and so it little surprise that the author would want to talk … Continue reading

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Left Behind

I would like to state at the outset that I am not a believer in the idea of the rapture [1], an idea popularized (though by no means invented) by the novel series Left Behind.  Thankfully, I suppose, I have … Continue reading

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You Can Talk To Me

One of the benefits of listening to an obscure Pandora station is that it introduces one to other obscure music from the same time period of the same kind.  As someone who is a fan of the music of Christine … Continue reading

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A Potato Walks Into A Bar

A potato walks into a bar and asks what kind of bar it is.  The bartender looks at him (?) and replies that it is a potato bar.  The potato asks what they serve, and the reply is, “Potatoes.”  Last … Continue reading

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