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Endogamy Revisited

In a previous essay [1], I explored the phenomenon of pedigree collapse as occurred in one of my family lines.  Having found another spectacular case of this in a different line of my family, where where one Sara Quackenbush had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jeanne

Jeanne:  A Journey From Abandonment And Abuse To Forgiveness And Truth, by Sylvia Hornback [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There are many different kinds of fiction … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Seven Daughters Of Eve

The Seven Daughters Of Eve:  The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry, by Bryan Sykes It would not be exactly right to consider this book a science book.  To be sure, the author discusses science, particularly as it relates to … Continue reading

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Turning Aside After Satan: Apostasy In 1 Timothy 5

It is striking and more than a little bit unusual that Paul refers to widows turning aside after Satan, and although Paul comments about Satan/the devil often in scripture, as we have repeatedly seen, this context is sufficiently novel and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Become A Provider

Become A Provider:  Discover The Joy Of Blessing & Protecting Others, by Justin Thomas [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There are at least a couple of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best Tree House Ever

The Best Tree House Ever:  How To Build A Backyard Tree House The Whole World Will Talk About, by Maurice Barkley In some sense, I suppose the author’s claim in his overheated title is not entirely wrong.  After all, I … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Detective Pikachu

It is a pretty odd experience watching a live-action/cgi mixed film about an intellectual property that I don’t know much about, but this film was certainly an enjoyable one even if I am not well-versed in the Pokemon universe.  I … Continue reading

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We Loved The World But Could Not Stay (After Ted Kooser)

We loved the world but could not stay, Our hearts were not strong enough To keep us tethered to the ground, but Instead we hurried along all our days Unable to pause and root ourselves Further in the earth, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Grandchild, This Is Me

Dear Grandchild, This Is Me, by Waterbrook [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook/Multnomah Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I have no children (to say nothing of grandchildren), I found this particular project … Continue reading

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Book Review: Protecting Your Child From Predators

Protecting Your Child From Predators:  How To Recognize And Respond To Sexual Danger, by Beth Robinson, EdD and Latayne C. Scott, PhD [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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