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From The Rooftops I Remember There Was Snow, White Snow

I did not grow up with many memories of snow.  For the first three years of my life I lived in an area where snow is common in Western Pennsylvania, but mercifully I have almost no memories of that deeply … Continue reading

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We Run This Internet Village

Last night at about midnight I got a somewhat surprising message on social media from my mother, who is almost as much an insomniac at times as I am.  I was a bit surprised to see that she would stay … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heroes Of The Forgotten Kingdoms

Heroes Of The Forgotten Kingdoms, by Mike Mearls, Bill Slavicsek, and Rodney Thompson In many ways, this book is the less glamorous twin  to its companion volume, Heroes Of The Fallen Lands [1].  The reasons why are easy to see. … Continue reading

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The Tears Of God Are The Meaning Of History

As someone who has shad more than my share of tears at the results of my own folly or the sins of others, I have often found it worthwhile to reflect on the tears of God [1]. It is a … Continue reading

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A Simple Man With Simple Thoughts Will Turn To Force As A Last Recourse

One of my favorite albums to listen to over and over again is the somewhat obscure self-titled debut for Mike & The Mechanics.  It’s hard to understand how an album featuring the vocal talents of Paul Carrack [1], Paul Young, … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Gateway To Freedom

Gateway To Freedom:  The Hidden History Of The Underground Railroad, by Eric Foner, read by JD Jackson If a reader thinks that he or she is going to be reading a balanced and complete account of the activities of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of American Slavery

The Origins Of American Slavery:  Freedom And Bondage In The English Colonies, by Betty Wood Not everyone may read a lot and write a lot about slavery [1], but for those of us who do, and especially for those of … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 23:15-16: The Biblical Fugitive Slave Clause

In the first three-fifths of the nineteenth century, there was a lot of debate that the Fugitive Slave Clause of the United States Constitution was contrary to the Bible.  And those who contented that it was were correct, for although … Continue reading

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The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys

One of the most successful lies that have ever been made about God or against godly people is that they are some sort of fabulous cosmic killjoys who delight in other beings being as miserable as they are.  When people … Continue reading

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Light Up, Light Up, As If You Have A Choice

Leo Tolstoy’s War And Peace is a great and epic novel that ends up as a bad philosophy essay, with about a hundred pages about the question of free will and determinism that greatly mistakes the point.  Tolstoy argues for … Continue reading

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