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Audiobook Review: Twilight At Monticello

Twilight At Monticello:  The Last Years Of Thomas Jefferson, by Alan Pell Crawford, read by James Boles As someone whose views of Thomas Jefferson are somewhat complicated [1], I found it rather noteworthy that this author too had a complicated … Continue reading

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Seeing Elisha Through The Eyes Of Children

Yesterday for my Sabbath School lesson [1], my lesson was on the miracles of Elisha.  Elisha, it should be noted, is one of the better known prophets of the Old Testament [2], and he is recorded to have done twice … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Death By Money Report

The Death By Money Report:  The Cause Of Money Stress And How A $10 Solution Can Save Your Financial Life, by Tracy Piercy with Lisa Maxwell [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Wait Until They Ask You Who You Know

It tends to be fairly obvious what sort of people influence musicians or writers, or indeed many people involved in creative arts.  For one, many people involved in the creative arts are very willing to discuss those they draw influence … Continue reading

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The Mutiny Of Norfolk Island

The history of Norfolk Island is one with a fair amount of breaks—it was originally colonized by East Polynesians but had long been vacant when it was settled as a penal colony offshore from Australia, then vacant again before it … Continue reading

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The Handwriting Of Requirements That Was Against Us

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the UCG Hood River congregation on April 3, 2016.] I am going to ask you all a series of questions and I want to see a show of hands. … Continue reading

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Start Again

On his fourth album, Daylight, singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik explored the desire to start again and escape from the ravages of time. Although the album was not particularly popular among mainstream audiences, it has an honored place in one of my … Continue reading

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A Lannister Always Pays His Debts

Picture the scene. Tyrion Lannister, as played by Peter Dinklage, is sitting on a loveseat dealing with a call from a debt collector trying to start a payment for Tyrion’s student debt from graduate studies in political science from the … Continue reading

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I Thought That Love Watched Over This House, But You’re Boarding Up The Windows Now

In one of his characteristic witty put-downs, Winston Churchill said that democracy was the worst form of government compared to all of the other forms of government. Anyone who has experienced the corruption and gross incompetence that marks much of … Continue reading

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In The Heat Of The Night

In his 1987 single “Heat Of The Night,” Bryan Adams sang a dark noir song about a terrible reckoning. The song became one of his more successful singles, a top ten hit [1]. Not long after this, from 1988 to … Continue reading

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