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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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Lynch Law

In one of his earliest speeches, Abraham Lincoln stood against the lawless tendency of his times to celebrate lynch law. During the first half of the 19th century there was a rising tendency on the part of people throughout the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kidnap Years

The Kidnap Years: The Astonishing True History Of The Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America, by David Stout With a book like this there is all kinds of wasted potential. This is a book that could have been great, … Continue reading

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