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Article Review: Vol. 26: China: Hong Kong: Plague Rats

One of the more fascinating contemporary reads of medical literature does not take very long to read.  If you look up on JSTOR articles relating to the plague you will find a great many cases where monthly medical journals discussed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plague

Plague, by Lizabeth Hardman A book like this is fascinating if you read between the lines.  The author, in a rather short book of less than 100 pages, manages to discuss a few areas of great interest to any student … Continue reading

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Book Review: Influenza 1918

Influenza 1918:  The Worst Epidemic In American History, by Lynette Iezzoni Reading about the horrific and massively deadly influenza epidemic of 1918 is a bit too topical of reading given the contemporary climate, but I have always liked to read … Continue reading

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Learn To Swim People: Insights From The Medieval Death Bot

For those who are unaware, the Medieval Death Bot is one of the more entertaining bots on Twitter, giving a random death that has been recorded from the death records of the 14th century.  It is strangely humorous to talk … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wave Of Destruction

Wave Of Destruction:  The Stories Of Four Families And History’s Deadliest Tsunami, by Erich Krauss It is easy to have compassion on the subjects of this book, as they represent the sort of Thai person I knew well when I … Continue reading

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They Will Look Upon Me Whom They Pierced: Part One

How much foreknowledge does the Bible offer us in its prophecies?  There are hundreds of prophecies about Jesus Christ that are present in the Old Testament.  Today I would like to look at one of the more obscure ones that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The King’s Revenge

The King’s Revenge:  Charles II And The Greatest Manhunt In British History, by Don Jordan & Michael Walsh If you touch a king, you had better kill a king.  And if you kill a king, you had better make sure … Continue reading

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Something Gained And Something Lost

What is the obligation that we have to reflect upon the worst as well as the lives of other people?  There is a longstanding cultural tradition, although one that has been considerably eroded as of late, that we should speak … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Puritan Way Of Death

The Puritan Way Of Death:  A Study In Religion, Culture, And Social Change, by David E. Stannard As someone who has written an essay on aspects of the Puritan way of death [1], and someone who tends to reflect often … Continue reading

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On The Restraint Of Wit

Sometimes, very frequently in fact, I enjoy exercising a razor sharp wit about what is going on.  While wit is hard to recognize in online communications or writing, it tends to sparkle in personal conversations where a twinkle in the … Continue reading

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