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Something To Ponder

Remember the times when you would tell younger black comedians that they shouldn’t use swear words in their comedy because it wasn’t friendly to family audiences?  It’s a little thing, but it is comments like that which made you seem … Continue reading

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Your Enemies You Will Have With You Always

Yesterday afternoon I spent a good deal of time visiting with some friends of mine in a neighboring congregation.  While engaged in conversation with the pater familias, I heard a story about an ongoing dispute over some land that had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sleep Thieves

Sleep Thieves:  An Eye-Opening Exploration Into The Science & Mysteries Of Sleep, by Stanley Coren This book could have been a lot less enjoyable given the author’s approach as a committed believer in evolution, given my own thoughts about that, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eating From The Ground Up

Eating From The Ground Up:  Recipes For Simple, Perfect Vegetables, by Alana Chernaila [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I requested this book, I … Continue reading

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Apologies Are Not Enough

I would like to begin with a statement from a recent news article about a developing story relating to an Oregon church:  “Apologies, like thoughts and prayers in mass shootings, are not enough when it comes to sexual abuse and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cruelest Journey

The Cruelest Journey:  600 Miles To Timbuktu, by Kira Salak Although the nation of Mali does not often cross my radar as an interesting place to read about, is a desperately poor country to boot [1], as someone who likes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Radical Disciple

The Radical Disciple:  Some Neglected Aspects Of Our Calling, by John Stott Although I was not unfamiliar with the author’s work from my own reading [1], this was not a book I could find in my local library and so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elephant Complex

Elephant Complex:  Travels In Sri Lanka, by John Gimlette I am not unfamiliar with the author [1] thanks to being a fond reader of travel books.  Admittedly, Sri Lanka is not a nation I am familiar with myself [2], although … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Black Panther

So, after work I went to see Black Panther to see if all the hype was worthwhile.  This is a movie which was first brought to my attention because of the controversy involving racist review trolls whose negativity sought to … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 4

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature, Part 4, by Professor John Sutherland One gets the clearest sense of an author’s bias and agendas when one looks at “classic” literature from the period most closely to the contemporary.  At least when … Continue reading

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