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Book Review: Truth Doesn’t Have A Side

Truth Doesn’t Have A Side:  My Alarming Discovery About The Danger Of Contact Sports, by Dr. Bennet Omalu with Mark Tabb [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I feel … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Pair Of Miracles

A Pair Of Miracles:  A Story of Autism, Faith, and Determined Parenting, by Karla Akins [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although this book is marketed as … Continue reading

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Pop Goes The Ankle

For whatever reason, I frequently find myself involved in foot-related mysteries without a person who has ever wanted to be involved with the matter [1].  For example, a couple of nights ago at some point while I was sleeping, I … Continue reading

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Plumber’s Block

It is frequent to hear people complain of writer’s block.  Although I am in general an extremely prolific writer [1], there are certainly times when I have not been able to write as much.  Some of these periods of relative … Continue reading

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It’s Not My Fault If I’m Falling Apart

One of the more puzzling songs from the smash commercial success “Waking Up The Neighbors” by Bryan Adams was the song “Not Guilty.”  I am no stranger to puzzling about the career or lyrics of Bryan Adams [1], and this … Continue reading

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White Coat Hypertension

The things we do for $25 are sometimes painful.  Perhaps I should begin at the beginning.  Some weeks ago, my company sent out an announcement that there would be health checks in the middle of August, and along with it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War Notebook Of Daniel Chisholm

The Civil War Notebook Of Daniel Chisholm:  A Chronicle Of Daily Life In The Union Army 1864-1865, edited by W. Springer Menge and J. August Shimrak As an undergraduate student I was required to read a diary of a German … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Carnauba Wax

If you are like me, from time to time you enjoy looking at the odd ingredients of your food and wondering what in the world they are.  I don’t know how many people share this interest, but as someone with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Coffee & Tea

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Coffee & Tea, by Travis Arndorfer and Kristine Hansen While I have had fewer than five cups of coffee or so my entire life, I am relatively well known as a fan of sweet tea … Continue reading

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Book Review: Republic Of Outsiders

Republic Of Outsiders:  The Power Of Amateurs, Dreamers, And Rebels, by Alissa Quart I had a complicated reaction to this book.  On the one hand, there were many–perhaps too many–ways that I could identify with many of the people discussed … Continue reading

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