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Book Review: Delights And Shadows

Delights And Shadows, by Ted Kooser This book was a well-earned winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2004.  After having read two previous books by this poet, I figured that I had a pretty good sense of the … Continue reading

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Category Error: A Case Study In Bad Logic

Did you know that hating white people was racist, and that hating men was sexist?  Did you know that bashing on millennials as a generation (as tempting as that can be for many) was ageist?  If the obviously rhetorical questions … Continue reading

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The Heart Of The Matter

Yesterday our retired pastor gave a sermon on the head, heart, and hands, expressing the issue of knowledge, commitment, and behavior.  I found the sermon, as I generally find the speaker’s sermons [1] to be deeply thoughtful and interesting as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlantic History: Concept And Contours

Atlantic History:  Concept And Contours, by Bernard Bailyn In reading a book like this, I am struck by the way in which Bernard Bailyn is not only an immensely skilled historian of Atlantic History [1], but he is also a … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Parent’s Guide To Choosing A School In Yamhill County

A Parent’s Guide To Choosing A School In Yamhill County, by the C.S. Lewis Academy At first glance, there would appear to be two very good reasons why I would not find this guide particularly relevant. For one, I am … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Go-Giver

The Go Giver:  A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea, by Bob Burg and John David Mann This book was loaned to me by an acquaintance of mine who I met in a strange way, when he saw me … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plato’s Shadow

Plato’s Shadow:  The Hellenizing Of Christianity, by Gary Petty I did not find out about this book until after I had already written a very lengthy discussion about something this author shows some interest in, namely the Hellenization of biblical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal

Atlantic History:  A Critical Appraisal, edited by Jack P. Greene and Philip D. Morgan I have long been fascinated by the world of the Atlantic.  Although I happen to live now in an area far away from that ocean in … Continue reading

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How To Become An Atlantic Historian Without Really Trying

From time to time [1], I reflect on how one becomes something without conscious intention, or creates things without doing so consciously.  What is most striking to me is how these things happen in deeply obscure fields of study where … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Art Of Public Speaking: Lessons From The Greatest Speeches In History

Great Courses:  The Art Of Public Speaking:  Lessons From The Greatest Speeches In History, taught by Professor John R. Hale Admittedly, I am not the intended audience of this particular course, since it is focused on encouraging a greater respect … Continue reading

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