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Unu El Nin

What does it mean to be a member of a community?  Many of us take this somewhat for granted.  Home may be where we rest our heads at night, but I know that speaking of myself personally I spend little … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Am I?: The Sixteen Basic Desires That Motivate Our Actions And Define Our Personalities

Who Am I?:  The Sixteen Basic Desires That Motivate Our Actions And Define Our Personalities, by Steven Reiss, Ph.D Being someone who reads books on a massive scale, it should come as little surprise that I get a lot of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Are You A Bromide?

Are You A Bromide?, or The Sulphitic Theory:  Expounded And Exemplified According To The Most Recent Researches Into The Psychology Of Boredom, by Gelett Burgess Published in 1908, and still certainly relevant nowadays, this is the sort of essay that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The i Factor

The i Factor:  How Building A Great Relationship With Yourself Is The Key To A Happy, Successful Life, by Van Moody [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Child Whisperer

The Child Whisperer:  The Ultimate Handbook For Raising Happy, Successful, Cooperative Children, by Carol Tuttle This book is one of a set of books about personality theory relating to children that I was recommended by a friend of mine.  Being … Continue reading

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Turnabout Is Fair Play, Or The Lament Of The Social Justice Warrior

When I was in college, I had a flirtatious friend/girlfriend with whom I had a very teasing relationship.  During one of her more reflective and astute moments, she told me that both of us liked dishing it out but that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diaspora

Diaspora:  Exile And The Contemporary Jewish Condition, edited by Etan Levine As is the case often with books I read, I feel simultaneously too close and at some remove from this book and its subject matter.  Although I come from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Names Of God

The Names Of God:  God’s Character Revealed Through His Names, by Lester Sumrall In reading this book, we learn a lot more about the character of Lester Sumrall than we do about the character of God.  That is not necessarily … Continue reading

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The Enduring Usefulness Of The Electoral College: A Constitutional Essay

Recently I received in my inbox an email from moveon.org that urged my support of a petition to abolish the Electoral College and put in its place a national election that would elect the winner of a plurality.  This petition … Continue reading

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Are You Calling Me Darling?

One of my favorite groups of songs to think about in tandem is a collection of songs that end in chaos.  For example, the British band The Ting Tings had their only top 40 hit on the Hot 100 with … Continue reading

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