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Book Review: Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons It is admittedly a shame that this sparkling and lighthearted book was the first novel published by the author and one that has overshadowed her later work, but this is a sparkling novel that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Farmer Duck

Farmer Duck, by Martin Waddell & Helen Oxenbury This is one of the worst books I have ever read.  It is difficult to imagine how such a book like this could be written and conceived as an exploration of justice.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: O Pioneers!

O Pioneers!, by Willa Cather I must admit I have mixed feelings about this short book, widely considered to be a classic piece of American literature.  My mixed feelings come from a variety of sources, including a background in a … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Starving Brethren Of Gokwe, Zimbabwe

This morning, as I was reading and relaxing as is my fashion on Sabbath mornings, I received an e-mail from one of the brethren in my local congregation who shared a link with a letter from our church’s president about … Continue reading

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This Should Be Paradise

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Suriname, given on September 27, 2018.] The area that now includes Suriname was originally explored and settled by the English of the sixteenth … Continue reading

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Gangster Blues

Do you like starving?  I don’t.  As anyone who knows me is aware, I am fond of eating, perhaps even a bit too fond of it sometimes, and though my tastes are not particularly fancy, they are hearty when it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fields Without Dreams

Fields Without Dreams:  Defending The Agrarian Idea, by Victor Davis Hanson Despite my mixed feelings about the author’s work, I find that he is rarely if ever more appealing than when he is talking about his life as a farmer.  … Continue reading

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Exploring The False Dilemma Between Jefferson And Hamilton, Or The Farmer And The Entrepreneur Should Be Friends

From time to time I like to examine professions that one would not automatically think of as being similar and their relationships [1].  At other times I examine some of the larger repercussions of the politics of the American founding … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lights On A Ground Of Darkness

Lights On A Ground Of Darkness, by Ted Kooser I must admit I was surprised by this book.  I expected (perhaps not unreasonably) that because the previous books by the author I had read were all books of poetry that … Continue reading

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From A Pennsylvania Cow Pond A Mighty River Flows

A lonely, bookish boy with sandy hair stood on the grass in a meadow by a lazy stream that wandered from a cow pond past an abandoned coal mine to a larger stream and then to a larger river and … Continue reading

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