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Trece Receitas Com Vegetais

Since I was a child, I have been deeply interested in odd titles that would lead to odd works.  The title of this particular essay, for example, springs from my Portuguese lessons where over and over again Duolingo asks for … Continue reading

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Is Ohio In The Midwest: A Musing On Identity

Earlier today I stumbled upon a debate being held over whether or not Ohio counted as part of the Midwest.  While many of the people put forth serious arguments as to what counted as the Midwest, some of which I … Continue reading

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A Story Told In Haiku

Where did you come from? You went to bed quite early But now you’re awake. *** A quick drive to church Gave me plenty of time to Hunt for prayer givers. *** Even though my voice Was quite a bit … Continue reading

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I’m Not Competitive, I Just Want To Win

I am always intrigued by the various themes that are involved in a time like the Northwest Family Weekend.  Sometimes these themes are inherent in the weekend itself, but more commonly they happen because of the communication and interaction that … Continue reading

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A Fine Line Between Hygge And Sanuk

When I lived in Thailand from May 2011 to September 2012, I became very familiar with the mentality of the Thais when it came to sanuk, which is their word for fun.  Throughout most of my life, I have labored … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horses Never Lie About Love

Horses Never Lie About Love:  The Heartwarming Story Of A Remarkable Horse Who Changed The World Around Her, by Jana Harris I must say that what I got from this book was not quite as enjoyable as what I expected … Continue reading

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Men Without Women

Recently, a loyal reader of my blog asked a question of how it was that salty became used as a term for angry, since it had appeared in a recent quiz-show segment for my congregation’s annual variety show [1].  Looking … Continue reading

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A Review Of The 2019 YE Hot 100: Part Two

Let’s get this done.  Most of my favorite songs of the year were in thelower reaches but there are still 50 songs to talk about, so why not finish what we started here. #50:  Beautiful People – Ed Sheeran f/Khalid … Continue reading

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A Review Of The 2019 YE Hot 100: Part One

Having several times looked at the YE charts [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to reflect upon the most popular music of 2019.  While 2019 was certainly a better year for music than 2016 or 2018, there was definitely … Continue reading

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The Dingo Ate My Thanksgiving Scraps

There are some good things about being a bit out of touch with what is going on in the outside world on a day like this.  For example, I missed seeing a pop singer who had unsuccessfully tried to clown … Continue reading

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