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On The Clout Economy

There is a lawyer who has gotten an entire secondary income and reputation in encouraging rappers to stop self-snitching who records humorous but also poignant videos discussing how it is that rappers get themselves into trouble by telling on themselves. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unexpecting

Unexpecting: Real Talk On Pregnancy Loss, by Rachel Lewis [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although this book is about a … Continue reading

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One Less Day From Dying Young

For some people aging is a gradual process that comes on slowly where declining strength and energy are matched for a long period of time by growing savvy and wisdom. For other people the process is more akin to being … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of Murder

[Note: The following text is the prepared text for a sermon given to the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles, Oregon, on Sabbath, September 4, 2021.] If you remember my previous message in this disorderly series on the … Continue reading

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Can You Come Out To Play In Your Empty Garden?

For many years I have been familiar with the song Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny), which was a moderate hit for Elton John in 1982, peaking at #13 on the Hot 100 and making the Year End chart for that … Continue reading

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Today In History: On March 27, 1977, The Deadliest Plane Crash In History Occurred

It seems somewhat strange to report that the deadliest crash in aviation history occurred on the ground in the Canary Islands. One of the aspects of this crash, which killed more than 500 people, is that it was not the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Summer Of Secrets

Summer Of Secrets, by Cora Harrison One of the things that this book provides the reader (and the characters), is truth, but it is not a pleasant truth, nor is it truth accompanied by justice or love or any other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Season Of Darkness

Season Of Darkness, by Cora Harrison This is the first novel of two (that I know of) in the Gaslight mystery series set in Victorian London where the author has Charles Dickens and his friend Wilkie Collins, and their bumbling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eye Of The Law

Eye Of The Law, by Cora Harrison This book is one of the author’s mysteries set in sixteenth century Ireland [1], and it features her beloved Mara, Brehon of the Burren, and wife of the King of Thromond, solving another … Continue reading

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Requiescant In Pace, Forti Animo

The first time my name and any writing of my own ever appeared in print was when I wrote a short letter to the editor in the early 1990’s defending Rush Limbaugh in the pages of the local newspaper in … Continue reading

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