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A Little Politeness Goes A Long Way

I am generally amused when I am able to see the same set of facts from a variety of perspectives and come to a better judgment of what is going on, and today I found an example that was much … Continue reading

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On The Purposes Of Rhetoric

Rhetoric is the last stage of the basics of classical education in the trivium, and is present in a great deal of the communication that we encounter in life. When a lawyer argues a case, they are engaging in rhetoric. … Continue reading

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Any Identifiable Group

A friend was trying to send me some “funny” art history memes, and it was not too long before I found I was not amused, because the people making the art history memes were misandrist (presumably female) art history fans … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke There’s A Smoke Machine

One of the lessons that we should have been learning over the course of the last decade or so is that where there is smoke, there is a smoke machine, and not necessarily a fire. The realization that a great … Continue reading

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The Purpose Of Going Undercover

One of the shows I am fond of watching clips of when I have the opportunity is Undercover Boss. The appeal of the show is that CEOs generally do not have the skill and practice at menial and repetitive tasks … Continue reading

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A Night Among Frens

Right now, as I write this, I have been enjoying the friendly croaking of frogs nearby, who appear to be enjoying some sort of damp and cozy space. Since my youth I have associated the croaking of frogs to be … Continue reading

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Return To Sender

When we think about communication, to the extent that we do, I do not believe we pay enough attention to why communication exists. It exists because someone has a message that they want to send to someone. Often when we … Continue reading

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Nor Will My Hand Be Heavy On You

[Note: This is the prepared text of a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on Sabbath, July 9, 2022.] In my last sermonette, I spoke about the attitude of David and his practice concerning the issue of receiving godly … Continue reading

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Frail Creatures

One of the things that one learns while involved in travel is that it can be a tough experience when one has mobility issues. While I have been doing so far myself with such concerns, it must be admitted that … Continue reading

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On The Difficulties Of Acquiring A Style

One of the more interesting conversations I had yesterday involved a matter I think somewhat often as a writer and a speaker. From the time that I was told some eighteen years ago as a writer of a seminary monthly … Continue reading

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