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Book Review: The Family Album Of Favorite Poems

The Family Album Of Favorite Poems, edited by P. Edward Ernest This book was published originally in 1959 and printed in 1983.  It could not be printed today, at least not without dire threats being sent to the publisher and … Continue reading

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Words (Don’t) Get In The Way

There is a distressingly large number of songs and writings that seek to attack the verbal content of communication by badmouthing words as a means of communication.  Sometimes this badmouthing is a sign of frustration, as in the song “Words … Continue reading

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Book Review: Healing Family Relationships

Healing Family Relationships:  A Guide To Peace & Reconciliation, by Rob Rienow [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is unsurprising that a book like this exists.  Many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gigi And The Cat

Gigi And The Cat, by Colette This book is a collection of two novellas, both of which give some idea of the sharp-eyed way that the author was able to look at the lives of characters in less than ideal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Arrested

Arrested:  What To Do When Your Loved One Is In Jail, by Wes Denham This book is surprisingly entertaining.  Generally speaking, jail is not a very funny subject, although plenty of comedies play on the fears that jail and prison … Continue reading

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Make Your Mama Proud

For their first album, Fastball recorded a song that explored the problems of a young man to be courageous and to deal with his life in a fashion that would make his mama proud, because to do otherwise would be … Continue reading

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On Cold Cases And Plague Victims

For those who are not aware [1], I am a particular fan of Genetic Genealogy.  Like many people, I greatly enjoy finding out my relationship with such obscure people as a 1360 Netherlands Plague Victim, and finding out that quite … Continue reading

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Too Tired To Say Goodbye

Late this morning I watched a memorial service remotely for someone whom I was not particularly close to but someone who I was at least somewhat familiar with and whose somewhat blunt and frequently entertaining comments I had become accustomed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Educated

Educated, by Tara Westover I have to admit that when I started reading this book that I was a bit concerned about the tack that it was going to take.  I figured that it was a given that the book … Continue reading

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Não Há Perdão Sem Consequências

Yesterday, we had a guest elder give a sermon on the subject of repentance and its role in salvation.  The aspect of the sermon that resonated most with me, and probably with a great deal of the other people who … Continue reading

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