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Book Review: An Eye For An Eye

An Eye For An Eye:  A Rabbi Daniel Winter Mystery, by Joseph Teluskhin I am somewhat familiar with the author’s writing about Jewish legal interpretation [1] and the problem of anti-semitism, but until I read this novel I was unaware … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Twenty-One

We are gathered here today in the sort of scene that I don’t think anyone wants to see.  For those of us who knew the man whose life we honor and celebrate today, I think it is clear that he … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Twenty

This is breaking news.  We have reports of a small plane crash just outside of the Fort Lonesome Airport that crashed just after takeoff.  We will have news when it is available. *** Early reports say that the singer who … Continue reading

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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By the time any of you read this, much of it will probably be out of date, but sometimes I write for myself and only incidentally and accidentally for anyone else.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: Defenders Of The Unborn

Defenders Of The Unborn:  The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe v. Wade, by Daniel K. Williams When I read a book like this, my first question is, what is the author trying to prove?  It is easy enough to see that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gosnell

Gosnell:  The Untold Story Of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer Having already seen the movie for this book [1] and having written at least occasionally on abortion before [2], I found this book to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Match King

The Match King:  Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind A Century Of Wall Street Scandals, by Frank Partnoy In reading this book, one is put into the uncomfortable position of being a juror in an Ayn Rand play where a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Gosnell

There is a moment in this movie that stood out to me as being pivotal both in the internal story of the (successful) effort to convict Philadelphia abortionist/serial murderer Kermit Gosnell of murdering infants who had been born alive and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Selected Poems (Tennyson)

Selected Poems, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson This sort of book is one that is easy to appreciate.  If you are one of those rare contemporary readers of poetry–since most contemporary readers of poetry happen to be poets themselves–this is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady Of Shalott

The Lady Of Shalott, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson with illustrations by Geneviève Côté From time to time I come across illustrated books that take a single poem from a writer and illustrate it [1].  Often these volumes are intended for … Continue reading

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