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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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Book Review: Pop! The Invention Of Bubble Gum

Pop!  The Invention Of Bubble Gum, by Meghan McCarthy This book manages to serve a few tasks.  For one, it introduces its readers (not all of whom are likely to be young, although many of them will be) to the … Continue reading

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For You Have Struggled With God And With Men, And Have Prevailed

One of my favorite stories of the Bible takes place in Genesis 32:22-32, the wrestling of God with Jacob, which reads as follows:  “And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slow Cooker Dump Dinners

Slow Cooker Dump Dinners:  5-Ingredient Recipes For Meals That (Practically) Cook Themselves, by Jennifer Palmer By and large, I am a fan of food that does not involve a lot of fuss on my part.  Growing up as a kid, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catalan Food

Catalan Food:  Culture & Flavors From The Mediterranean, by Daniel Olivella with Caroline Wright There was something about this book that I found particularly troubling, and that was that while I was looking in this book for a glance at … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best Of Surinamese Cooking

The Best Of Surinamese Cooking, by Muriel Sam-Sin Hewitt This book is surprisingly poignant, mostly because its introductory page includes a note from the editor that says that the author (who had written this book originally in Dutch) did not … Continue reading

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Hobbling Toward Louisiana

One of the appeals of the little hotel I am staying at is the fact that it was close to a Popeye’s Restaurant.  Americans may think that our beloved Louisiana fried chicken franchise is strictly an American one, but in … Continue reading

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