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This Time

The sound of the sirens gets louder and louder and nearer and nearer as I sit with my back to the window and my head facing a computer at which I am trying to write. “Are they coming for me … Continue reading

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In Defense Of The Juggalo

Who is a juggalo and why am I speaking in his (or her) defense?  Although some of my readers may be familiar with juggalos as an organized group, many may not, as the term identifies those who are fans of … Continue reading

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A Summer Of Resistance

Yesterday morning my cell phone gave me the unpleasant news that two Republican members of the House of Representatives had been shot while practicing baseball.  Since then it has been instructive, and more than a little bit alarming, what sort … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fatal Frost

Fatal Frost, by Nancy Mehl [Note:  This book was given free of charge by Baker Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Whether or not you like this novel depends a lot on the sort of expectations and standards … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost White Tribes

Lost White Tribes: The End Of Privilege An The Last Colonials In Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Namibia, and Guadalupe, by Riccardo Orizio Someone who judged this book by its unfortunate title would assume that the colonials spoken of in … Continue reading

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To Serve And Protect

This morning I happened to read an article about a police shooting in rural Western Pennsylvania, in the same county where I spent my early childhood and the time my father had custody after my parents split up during my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Operation Nimrod

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Seige, by Russell Phillips [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] It is intriguing when one reads a set of books by the same author … Continue reading

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Ferguson

I spent the years of my life between about 14 and 24 living in areas where I was one part of the minority population in Tampa as well as South-Central Los Angeles (where I attended college at USC). In both … Continue reading

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Consider Your Target Reached

Yesterday, I saw an amusing video for one of my more obscure Coursera classes on the manuscripts of Medieval Spain, and the professor of the course was pleased that most of the people in the class already had degrees (many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stalling For Time

Stalling For Time: My Life As An FBI Negociator, by Gary Noesner I was loaned this book last Sabbath a fellow member of the congregation who enjoys reading as well [1], and found this book to be thankfully short (only … Continue reading

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