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Book Review: I Am Rosa Parks

I Am Rosa Parks, by Brad Beltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Like many people of my generation, I first learned about Rosa Parks thanks to the rap group Outkast.  And while some people were offended by the reference made in … Continue reading

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The Surprising Depth Of NCAA Football 2014

As I have noted elsewhere [1], I greatly enjoy the gameplay videos that various YouTubers have for NCAA Football 2014.  I cheer on imaginary football programs like the University of Georgia-Fairburn Pandas or the University of Alaska Golden Eagles or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catalan

Teach Yourself Catalan:  A Complete Course For Beginners, by Alan Yates This is the sort of book that would be best in association with a formal course on Catalan, but since those are few and far between then books like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Education Of A Wandering Man

Education Of A Wandering Man, a memoir by Louis L’Amour As someone who is slightly familiar with the novels of Louis L’Amour, which are genre works but well beloved by those who are even casual fans of frontier literature [1], … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Birth Of The Modern Mind: The Intellectual History Of The 17th And 18th Centuries: Part II

Great Courses:  The Birth Of The Modern Mind:  The Intellectual History Of The 17th And 18th Centuries:  Part II, taught by Professor Alan Charles Kors Considering that I actually liked the first part of this course, I have to admit … Continue reading

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Book Review: 48 Lies About American History

48 Lies About American History (That You Probably Learned In School), by Larry Schweikart The author knows what he is talking about when he criticizes textbooks for the lies they pass along, and he names names in this humorous and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Privilege

Privilege:  Harvard And The Education Of The Ruling Class, by Ross Gregory Douthat Although I have never studied at Harvard or any other ivy league school, there was a lot I could identify with concerning this book and the author’s … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Fall Of Adam And Eve

Today, humorously enough, it fell upon me to discuss the fall of Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden [1] today for the kiddos of the fourth through sixth grades in my local congregation. As is often the case, … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Build Children With Integrity

How To Build Children With Integrity, by Karen Budzinski [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading books like this one [1] I am often concerned about … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Four

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Four, taught by Peter Mancall Although in general I have been greatly disappointed by the way this course worked out and the perspective of its instructor, I found that this … Continue reading

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