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Book Review: Teach Yourself Esperanto

Teach Yourself Esperanto:  A Complete Course For Beginners, by John Cresswell and John Hartley, revised with additional material by J.H. Sullivan This book answers a question I had when reviewing a previous book that had been paired with this one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esperanto Dictionary

Teach Yourself Esperanto Dictionary, by J.C. Wells Obviously, this is not the kind of book one reads for pleasure.  This fact will likely be clear to most of my audience, but I feel it necessary given the substantial amount of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Being Colloquial In Esperanto

Being Colloquial In Esperanto:  A Reference Guide For Americans, by David K. Jordan This was one of the books I borrowed at a recent meeting with fellow Esperantists [1] from part of the host’s extensive library on the subject, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: Step By Step In Esperanto

Step By Step In Esperanto, by Montagu C. Butler This book, published in 1965 by the Esperanto Publishing Company, means exactly what the title says.  It is a step-by-step guide to the Esperanto language.  The author means, iom post iom … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esperanto: Learning And Using The International Language

Esperanto:  Learning And Using The International Language, by David Richardson As someone more than a little bit fond of foreign languages [1], it should come as little surprise that my attention should eventually be turned to Esperanto.  Honestly, I’m not … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Introduction To Ugaritic

An Introduction To Ugaritic, by John Huehnergard [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] What would lead someone to want to introduce themselves to Ugaritic, an extinct member of … Continue reading

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The Broadening Of The Mind

There are various activities that we are encouraged to undertake because of the way that they broaden our minds.  At times this claim is merely a lure to encourage someone to do something that will in fact harm or even … Continue reading

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Come Close And Bend An Ear

Yesterday, while sitting nearly entirely alone on the front row after having returned from teaching my Sabbath School class [1], I witnessed a sermon that was both thought-provoking on an intellectual, and deeply emotional in its presentation. Both aspects, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deciphering Secrets Paleography Manual

Deciphering Secrets Paleography Manual For The 19th-Century Copy (“Traslado”) Of The Capitulary Acts, Cathedral Of Placensia, Spain, by Anthony M. Puglisi, Ph.D and and Roger L. Martinez-Davila, Ph.D. I commented earlier that one of the coursera classes I am taking … Continue reading

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