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The Constitution Writers

When I was a teenager, I played in various text-based roleplaying games, and one of the interests I had both in and out of character was the writing of constitutions. This may seem to be an odd interest, as most … Continue reading

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Under Pressure

Twice in the past three days [1] a specific context has happened in the course of conversations I have been in, and as this context is a very specific one, I do not consider it to be accidental. In order … Continue reading

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The Kindness Of A Stranger

Today was a day where I happened to meet and get to talk to quite a few people who were complete and total strangers to me. This has happened fairly often recently–I am still fairly new in Oregon, after all, … Continue reading

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Crocodile Grin

As I finish the preparations for returning to the United States, I thought it worthwhile to reflect a little bit about the opportunities for learning and growth that I found while I was here in Thailand. I would like to … Continue reading

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Psalm 17: Hear A Just Cause, O Lord

As I was sitting alone last night waiting for a Bible Study to start, I was looking for comforting psalms of the Bible that express my own spiritual state right now. As it happened, I came across Psalm 17, and … Continue reading

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A Cup Of Cold Water

Last night one of the students wished to talk to me to show his appreciation for my time and effort and for helping him get to know the Bible better. It was an awkward moment, given the circumstances, and he … Continue reading

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Ten Days Of Judgment

Though I have often pondered the Jewish concept of the ten days of judgment between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, at no other time has that seemed more literally appropriate to me than in this particular … Continue reading

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The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself

Given that I am someone who has suffered from PTSD from small childhood, fear is a subject that is somewhat frequently on my mind. As a child I was terribly afraid of the dark, yet at the same time not … Continue reading

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A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

Today in this post I would like to give some props to a close friend of mine named Jennifer Reid, who I knew before she was married, when she was dating my best friend at the time. For some time … Continue reading

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Ever Had One Of Those Catherine Morland Days?

For those who are unaware, Catherine Moreland is the rather guileless heroine of Jane Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey. Due to the lack of hospitality of her host, one General Tilney, she is ordered to leave very suddenly without any ceremony … Continue reading

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