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Book Review: Eating Dangerously

Eating Dangerously:  Why The Government Can’t Keep Your Food Safe–And How You Can, by Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown This book is yet another muckrucking expose about the sorry state of food within the United States, of which there are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Extra Virginity

Extra Virginity:  The Sublime And Scandalous World Of Olive Oil, by Tom Mueller To what extent should olive oil be treated like wine?  I consider myself in general a fan of olive oil, someone who appreciates using it as part … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eat, Drink, & Be Wary

Eat, Drink, & Be Wary:  How Unsafe Is Our Food?, by Charles M. Duncan This book both demonstrates a severe problem with the safety of food in the United States and demonstrates how it is that people who earnestly wish … Continue reading

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The Covered Bridges Of Santa Cruz County

After last night’s adventures, including the fact that we ended up getting home from the fireworks around 11PM or so after the horrible traffic management in Scotts Valley, I figured today would be a day of more or less resting, … Continue reading

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Exploring Santa Cruz

After church this afternoon in San Jose, my traveling party and I thought it would be fun to check out the beach in Santa Cruz and then, eventually, find dinner.  And so we did, although the trip was a lot … Continue reading

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On The Mixed Motives Of Creativity

In the 45th lecture (out of 48) in his series on listening to and understanding the music of the Western classical tradition, Professor Robert Greenberg attempts a defense of 20th century music (as well as late 19th century Romantic music) … 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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On The Problem Of Quiddity

I suppose it would be worthwhile to begin this post with an apology.  It is a rather Nathanish tendency to fill the titles of my posts (to say nothing of their content) with words that are hard to understand and … Continue reading

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On The Ubiquity Of Fatburgs

This morning, as I was getting ready for work, I noticed that an acquaintance of mine had sent me a request to like his page, where he promoted the use of grease interceptors in order to help companies address the … Continue reading

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It’s Muffin Time

I love memes.  But since I am a busy enough person that I do not have time to figure out what the hottest new memes are, or the best ones that are worth remembering for a long time [1] are, … Continue reading

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