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Book Review: Self-Taught

Self-Taught:  African American Education In Slavery And Freedom, Heather Andrea Williams Reading this book made me think of Thomas Sowell, and that is generally a good thing.  The writer of this book had an obvious interest in promoting the agency … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hitler Youth

The Hitler Youth:  Origins And Development 1922-1945, by H.W. Koch I have to say that this book was not the most enjoyable to read from a stylistic standpoint.  That said, it certainly had a variety of worthwhile and interesting information … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cat High: The Yearbook

Cat High:  The Yearbook, by Terry Deroy Gruber One would think that it’s not too hard to make compelling parody material about cats.  Cats are naturally pretty entertaining animals to watch and to read about and there are many funny … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Poetry Home Repair Manual

The Poetry Home Repair Manual:  Practical Advice For Beginning Poets, by Ted Kooser This particular book was written by poet laureate Ted Kooser for beginning poets, and as someone who has been writing poems for at least a couple of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Peace: Making Our World A Better Place

Peace:  Making Our World A Better Place, by Faces For some reason that I cannot entirely understand, my library shelved this short magazine aimed at preteens to help indoctrinate them into antiwar leftwing politics as a book, even though it … Continue reading

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Book Review: God Gave Us The Bible

God Gave Us The Bible:  45 Favorite Stories For Little Ones, by Lisa Tawn Bergen, art by David Hohm [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As a Sabbath … Continue reading

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Book Review: Language Hacking: French

Language Hacking:  French, by Benny Lewis I must admit that I find learning about languages to be a deeply interesting thing [1]. and as I am going to some Caribbean islands, a few of which speak French rather than English, … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Folly

[This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, September 7, 2019.] When we read the book of Proverbs, we can find dozens of bad things that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Write A Thesis

How To Write A Thesis, by Umberto Eco In many ways, this charming and relatively short guide to how to write a thesis is somewhat obsolete in that it was written in an age of card catalogs before word processing … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: How To Listen To And Understand Opera: Part 4

Great Courses: How To Listen To And Understand Opera: Part 4, instructed by Professor Robert Greenberg This particular six hours or so of lecture time in eight cds finishes the collection by the professor that introduces the listener to the … Continue reading

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