Tag Archives: health

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

One of the results of having feet as painfully afflicted as my own is the way that one notices the troubled feet of others as well.  Over the last few days I was at our church’s regional camp for preteens … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cowboy Joel And The Wild, Wild West

Cowboy Joel And The Wild Wild West, written by the Gagnon family, illustrated by Seth Yoder [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Sometimes good books come out … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Sense Of The World

A Sense Of The World:  How A Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveler, by Jason Roberts It would be nice to live in a world where one could read about the exploits of a blind traveler who sought to circumnavigate … Continue reading

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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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Half-Life

As someone who is fascinated by one-hit wonders [1], from time to time I ponder the career of Duncan Sheik.  Most people will likely not have any idea who he is, as someone whose only appearance on the pop charts … Continue reading

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On The Problems Of Herd Immunity

For those who are not aware of the term, the expression herd immunity is a somewhat slippery term (more on that below) that is viewed as an article of faith by those who are in favor of increasingly more vaccinations … Continue reading

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Running Amok

In retrospect, the amount of driving I did today to get to my doctor’s appointment and back again may not have been the best idea for my feet, as my gout is hurting a bit more now than it was … Continue reading

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Con Los Años Que Me Quedan

As is generally the case, I found a lot that was deeply thought-provoking and personally relevant in the sermon given today by our retired pastor.  He asked the simple question:  “are you content,” and then commented on various ways that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon Asylum

Oregon Asylum (Images Of America), by Diane L. Goeres-Gardner Did you know that “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed in the Oregon State Hospital, originally known as the Oregon Asylum?  If you are a fan of that particular … Continue reading

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Joshua Kendall And The Psychology Of Creativity

If you have never heard of Joshua Kendall, he is a historian and biography who has found a niche in discussing the tie between obsessive personality and intense creativity of particular kinds.  He has, for example, written biographies of Noah … Continue reading

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