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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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Who Told You?

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on August 11, 2018.] I imagine that most of us here are familiar with dinner parties held with other brethren … Continue reading

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Almost Pamous

When I was an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, I had quite a few friends who were Filipino-American students (one of whom was an editor for a literary magazine that I hung out with quite a bit and … Continue reading

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Getting On Your Hobble Horse

One of the conversation habits of others I tend to find particularly irksome is when someone has a hobby horse that they bring up at every available opportunity.  As someone with a wide variety of interests, I tend to find … Continue reading

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And They Were All Filled With The Holy Spirit And Began To Speak In Other Tongues

[Note:  This is the text for a sermonette that was given in the Dalles, OR congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 14, 2018 and in the Portland, OR congregation of the United Church of God on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Culture Of Peace

Culture Of Peace, edited by David V. Edling [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is truly a time where we need to cultivate a culture of peace.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Compelling Conversations: Speaking Exercises For Vietnamese Learners Of English

Compelling Conversations:  Speaking Exercises For Vietnamese Learners Of English, by Teresa X. Nguyen & Eric H. Roth [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chimayo Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time [1], … Continue reading

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Book Review: Compelling Conversations For Fundraisers

Compelling Conversations For Fundraisers:  Talk Your Way To Success With Donors And Funders, by Janet Levine and Laurie A. Selik [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chimayo Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Being somewhat … Continue reading

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