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Major And Minor, Or How To Have A Productive Day While In Bed

By the time any of you read this, much of it will probably be out of date, but sometimes I write for myself and only incidentally and accidentally for anyone else.  I thought it might be entertaining for some of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Words And Witnesses

Words And Witnesses:  Communition Studies In Christian Thought From Athanasius To Desmund Tutu, edited by Robert H. Woods Jr. & Naaman K. Wood [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Fall Of Adam And Eve

Today, humorously enough, it fell upon me to discuss the fall of Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden [1] today for the kiddos of the fourth through sixth grades in my local congregation. As is often the case, … Continue reading

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I Want You To Be Happier

By and large, I am pretty happy that Bastille has their second top ten hit with their collaboration with top producer Marshmello in “Happier.”  To be sure, it is not nearly as good a song as the group has been … Continue reading

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Hoist With Their Own Petard

Sometimes expressions are so common that we cease to think of how revolutionary or how alarming they are.  Let us take, for example, the expression “hoist with their own petard,” which first appears in the English language in Shakespeare’s classic … Continue reading

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Sixty Percent

Sixty percent is the charge you tell me, When I wake up in the morning after Having charged you up all night. And sixty percent is what you tell me After I have used the phone all day. Do you … Continue reading

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Adventures In Awkward Communication

Those who know me and have interacted with me, especially in person, are well aware of the fact that I can be a deeply awkward communicator [1].  This awkwardness, though, is not always a bad thing.  In many cases, awkwardness, … Continue reading

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Like Horses In The City

This morning while I was getting ready for work, I had a somewhat random thought as I sometimes do.  Maybe I should listen to that Nina Gordon debut album, as it’s been a while since I heard it.  “Tonight And … Continue reading

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Zugzwang

Earlier today, while I was watching the final round of the Sinquefield Cup online, I witnessed a somewhat rare but glorious move in one of the matches that caught a player in what is known as a zugzwang.  For those … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect:  How To Say It Right The First Time, Every Time, by Bill McGowan and Alisa Bowman, read by Bill McGowan Contrary to the first expectations of someone looking at this title, this is not the audiobook for the … Continue reading

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