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Waiting For It

Today, while I was reading a book, I was struck by something that I had never seen as a problem or difficulty.  Many people are aware of a standard of behavior known as the waiter rule, which lets people know … Continue reading

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Book Review: Woordenlijst/Wordlist

Woordenlijst/Wordlist:  Sranan-Nederlands; Nederlands-Sranan; English-Sranan with a list of plant and animal names This is a book that lives up to its name.  It is by no means a fancy or elegant read, but it is a book with some solid … Continue reading

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Things Learned So Far In Bogota

Since Thursday night I have been spending the time in Bogota with my parents and enjoying a massive but quite beautiful city.  I have not spend enough time here to develop anything close to serious insight, but as someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Killed Homer?

Who Killed Homer?:  The Demise Of Classical Education And The Recovery Of Greek Wisdom, by Victor Davis Hanson & John Heath I do not believe that I would be considered a classicist within the context of Academia.  As fond as … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To The Classics

A Student’s Guide To The Classics, by Bruce S. Thornton I must admit that while I am not fluent in Greek or Latin, I have long had a complex relationship with the classics as a body of literature.  Without ever … Continue reading

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And They Were All Filled With The Holy Spirit And Began To Speak In Other Tongues

[Note:  This is the text for a sermonette that was given in the Dalles, OR congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 14, 2018 and in the Portland, OR congregation of the United Church of God on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond The Hebrew Lexicon

Beyond The Hebrew Lexicon:  Learn To Do Hebrew Word STudies That Take You Beyond The Lexicon, by Chaim Bentorah In theory, this is a worthwhile book, and the author does at least write with some insights about matters of interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Compelling Conversations: Speaking Exercises For Vietnamese Learners Of English

Compelling Conversations:  Speaking Exercises For Vietnamese Learners Of English, by Teresa X. Nguyen & Eric H. Roth [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chimayo Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time [1], … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pnin

Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov Pnin is is a deceptively short novel full of larger importance.  Like the Gospel of John, it is a short work that reminds the reader both explicitly and implicitly that if all that was written could … Continue reading

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Bammelbegierde

It is a feeling that starts early in life.  You are a toddler, fascinated by watching a show with scary animals on it, both afraid and drawn to the danger at the same time.  Your mother looks pensive at a … Continue reading

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