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Book Review: Talmud And Apocrypha

Talmud And Apocrypha, by R. Travers Herford It is one thing to say that a book like this is useful when it comes to understanding the development of the Mishnah and the Pharisees and their approach, but to accept this … Continue reading

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There Is A Simple Answer For Everything And It Is Inevitably Wrong

Not long ago, I received a message on twitter from an acquaintance of mine who gave himself a particularly ironic nickname.  He commented that my discussion on the deeper meaning of the Book Of Job [1] was pointless because the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Goo Goo Dolls

When one things about the late 1990’s and early 2000’s adult alternative scene, The Goo Goo Dolls were a pivotal group in that scene.  Like most fans of the group, I first became familiar with them off of their massive … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aliens Are Coming!

Aliens Are Coming!:  The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast, by Meghan McCarthy Despite not having a great deal of interest in aliens or literature about aliens [1], I have a great deal of interest … Continue reading

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Mack The Knife

What is the connection between Bobby Darin and Friedrich Nietzsche?  The answer is Mack the Knife.  It’s a bit more complex than that, though, as “The Ballad Of Mack The Knife” comes from a socialist critique of capitalism, namely the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Joy Of Doing Just Enough

The Joy Of Doing Just Enough:  The Secret Art Of Being Lazy And Getting Away With It, by Jennifer McCartney Secretly, or perhaps not so secretly now at least, I consider myself a lazy person.  Like many people, I justify … Continue reading

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A Coffee Table Book That Also Is A Coffee Table

One of the more amusing, at least by my standards of humor, episodes of the classic sitcom Seinfeld featured the attempt by Kramer to sell a coffee table book that also doubled as a coffee table.  While people may have … Continue reading

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πράος / וַתְרָנִי

Meekness is a virtue easier preached than practiced.  That is certainly true of all of the virtues, but the virtue of meekness presents special difficulties that make it especially hard to practice well.  With most virtues, we have a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)

Call Them By Their True Names:  American Crises (and Essays), by Rebecca Solnit There is an essential problem with this title (and, obviously, the rest of this book).  The author seems to imply in the title that she is able … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Weezer

By some definitions, Wheezer could be considered a one-hit wonder, despite their lengthy and immensely successful career.  As someone who has sat and watched through several hours worth of track-by-track album reviews, I am more familiar than most people are … Continue reading

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