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Book Review: Eating Dangerously

Eating Dangerously:  Why The Government Can’t Keep Your Food Safe–And How You Can, by Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown This book is yet another muckrucking expose about the sorry state of food within the United States, of which there are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Extra Virginity

Extra Virginity:  The Sublime And Scandalous World Of Olive Oil, by Tom Mueller To what extent should olive oil be treated like wine?  I consider myself in general a fan of olive oil, someone who appreciates using it as part … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eat, Drink, & Be Wary

Eat, Drink, & Be Wary:  How Unsafe Is Our Food?, by Charles M. Duncan This book both demonstrates a severe problem with the safety of food in the United States and demonstrates how it is that people who earnestly wish … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs, by David Graeber Take it from me, this book is not exactly the safest sort of book to be seen reading at work.  When one reads a book like this, it is natural for others to wonder if … Continue reading

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On The Difference Between Hate And Criticism

Recently I watched a video from an online music critic who was lamenting the fact that a great many people simply do not criticize music, but simply act as if everything released by artists is the best thing ever.  He … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Have An Idea

I Have An Idea, by Hervé Tullet It is sometimes distressing just how contentious and political it can be just to talk about the nature of creativity.  One would think that it would be a straightforward and uncomplicated to celebrate … Continue reading

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The Fourteen Mandates Of 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

Today, while I was at church services in San Jose, California, the visiting elder (who attends a neighboring congregation outside of Oakland) made reference to a recent article from the Beyond Today magazine that discussed the desirability of thinking about … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Cessationism

As a result of reading a lot of literature from other religious traditions than my own, I have become aware of various doctrinal disputes that exist in other religious traditions apart from my own, and among these various disputes is … Continue reading

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

Her career blazed like a meteor in the sky, starting out bright and ending far too soon, and leaving behind a body of work that any artist, much less one who died at the age of 22 in a plane … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dictionary Of Gypsy Life And Lore

Dictionary Of Gypsy Life and Lore, by H.E. Wedeck with the assistance of Wade Baskin Reading this book, like reading many dictionaries of this kind, is a bit of an odd experience.  There is a lot of repetition between topics, … Continue reading

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