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More Maneageable Quests

One of the things that has often puzzled me about role playing games and movies is the way that so often the quest is something that is meant to save the world from some sort of existential threat. It is … Continue reading

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The Quest For Gasoline

Every once in a while I go looking for an item that I think should be easy to find but ends up not being easy to find because of problems in either timing or the supply chain. Most of the … Continue reading

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On The Slow Boat From China

On the day before she returned to Florida from our usual annual vacation, my mother was finally able to get in touch with my stepfather on the phone to chat, and when she did she found out that he had … Continue reading

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On The Enduring Memory Of Russian Looting During Wartime

Yesterday evening at dinner, I started reading a book loaned to me by a friend of mine, and very early on the book I was struck by something that could have been written by a contemporary Ukranian citizen, that was … Continue reading

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A Question Of Attrition

Attrition is a tricky sort of solution to the issue of conflict. Normally speaking, people would prefer to deal with conflict in other ways. Coming up with an effective tactic to defeat an opponent is a short-term solution, but one … Continue reading

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The More The Merrier

In continuing the occasional themed articles I write about pinochle, it is worthwhile to note that we were able to fit sixteen people in the pace between the kitchen and dining room, largely thanks to an open floor plan and … Continue reading

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On The Criminality Of Logistics

There are often occasions where we may possess a given right but do not have the right to exercise that right because of the difficulties in obtaining the support services that make it possible to do so. I was recently … Continue reading

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What Do They Do For You?

It is worth asking what one’s institutions do for you. It may admittedly be self-interested, but that does not make it a wrong thing to ask. If we do not look out for our own self-interests, most of us do … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Logistics Of The Liturgy Of The Church Of God

One of the underrated aspects of liturgy, a subject I am interested in but am also quite aware that others are not as interested in, at least deliberately and consciously, is the matter of logistics and planning. It is perhaps … Continue reading

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Plague Bearers, Or Camping In The Age of Covid

Two weeks ago I was visiting Tulsa, Oklahoma, and while there the pastor of our local congregation and the area was heading off to Camp Pinecrest in Missouri with his wife, his son, and his son’s girlfriend, as staff. Four … Continue reading

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