Tag Archives: identity

On The Importance Of Exhausting The Possible Space

Yesterday during the sermonette portion of services for our local congregation, which has been meeting remotely during the current Coronavirus crisis, a video played to support camp.  It is expected that the camps will be open at some point during … Continue reading

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Book Review: Celtic Geographies

Celtic Geographies:  Old Culture, New Times, edited by David C. Harvey, Rhys Jones, Neil McInroy, & Christine Milligan This book is almost a parody of what a history of the Celtic peoples and their present identity politics should be.  It … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rule Of Empires

The Rule Of Empires:  Those Who Build Them, Those Who Endured Them And Why They Always Fall, by Timothy H. Parsons This book takes a really negative look at empires, as may be evident by the book’s subtitle, but at … Continue reading

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Someone Like You

About fifteen years ago or so, when I lived in the Town & Country area, I would regularly go to the movies after work.  Having a good job and perhaps a bit more money to spend than I could sensibly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Imagined Communities

Imagined Communities, by Benedict Anderson This book was, in a way, prophetic, as the author commented on the way that nationalism served as a threat for Marxist regimes and ended up unintentionally predicting the fall of Yugoslavia and the Soviet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spain: A Unique History

Spain:  A Unique History, Stanley G. Payne What makes this book a unique history is something that will either likely win over or alienate the readers of this book, and that is the author’s personal touch and his replacement of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revolution Song

Revolution Song:  A Story of American Freedom, by Russell Shorto This book is a stellar example of the best achievements that can result from the contemporary leftist obsession with identity politics combined with a complex and well-researched view of history … Continue reading

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Book Review: Find Your Artistic Voice

Find Your Artistic Voice:  The Essential Guide To Working Your Creative Magic, by Lisa Congdon This book characterizes much of what is disastrously wrong with literature about creativity.  The author considers herself an expert as someone who had once desired … 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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Nos E A Gente: A Case Study In Languages

One of the more personally enjoyable aspects of language study to me is the way that such studies of words lead to a great many implications that help to explain the differences between cultural mindset.  One of the first examples … Continue reading

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