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Book Review: After Freedom: The Rise Of The Post-Apartheid Generation In South Africa

After Freedom: The Rise Of The Post-Apartheid Generation In South Africa, by Katherine S. Newman and Ariane De Lannoy Like many who have written on the recent history of South Africa [1], the authors come away from their story with … Continue reading

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In Praise Of The Savvy Of The Middleman

It is easy to razz on companies for their lack of skill in being able to offer customers what they want, but sometimes business do a good job in ensuring exactly what is necessary, and in those circumstances I feel … Continue reading

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Book Review: The History Of Oregon, Geographical And Political

The History Of Oregon, Geographical And Political, by George Wilkes This is a strange history. I’m not sure exactly why this book strikes me as such an odd example of a history, except that it contains elements that I would … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Oregon System At Work

The Oregon System At Work, by Richard Montague This is one of those books, written in 1914 as part of a much larger collection of writings about municipal politics, that takes local pride a bit too far. Perhaps Oregon felt … Continue reading

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The Prince Of Ezekiel 45 and 46

[Note: This is the prepared text of a sermon given to the Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on the Feast of Trumpets, Sabbath, September 19, 2020.] Who will sit on the throne of David after the return … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet

Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet, by D.H. Dilbeck It is one of those ironies of history that it has required a place within the Church to make a genuine prophetic message. There are a great many people–Frederick Douglass included–who have criticized … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Word

The First Word: The Search For The Origins Of Language, by Christine Kenneally In many ways this book is a bit of a tease. The author demonstrates her lack of understanding about science by assuming that well-designed computer models offer … Continue reading

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

When you think of the Human Leauge, most people think of one song, “Don’t You Want Me,” where a man and a woman sing about their romantic frustrations and where a powerful man and a young woman just starting ponder … Continue reading

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Letters From My Mailbox: Part Five

To continue a series that has been quiet for a while, here is the latest installment where I reply to messages sent to me that require too lengthy of a comment to put in the comment section of a post … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free At Last: A Documentary History Of Slavery, Freedom, And The Civil War

Free At Last: A Documentary History Of Slavery, Freedom, And The Civil War, edited by Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy, And Leslie S. Rowland This was a fascinating book, and reading this book is … Continue reading

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