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Book Review: Soaring Higher

Soaring Higher:  One Man’s True Story Of Following God In An Adventurous And Rewarding Lifetime Of Field Evangelism, by Dr. Philip C. Eyster [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Four

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Four, taught by Peter Mancall Although in general I have been greatly disappointed by the way this course worked out and the perspective of its instructor, I found that this … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Three

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Three, taught by Peter Mancall Perhaps surprisingly, a course that talks about the origins and ideologies of the American Revolution spends little time talking about the revolution itself [1].  It … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Two

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Two, taught by Peter Mancall I must admit that I found this particular part of the course to be rather compelling.  In particular, I am fascinated about situations where communication … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part One

Great Courses:  Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part One, taught by Peter C. Mancall As someone who is no stranger to listening to Great Courses cds while driving, I am also no stranger to thinking about the origins … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Days Of Socrates

The Last Days Of Socrates, by Plato This classic translation of some of Plato’s works is united around the theme of Plato’s writings about the trial and death of Socrates.  At a reasonable size (around 200 pages including the endnotes), … Continue reading

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Book Review: Building Suburbia

Building Suburbia:  Green Fields And Urban Growth:  1820-2000, by Dolores Hayden This book was intensely frustrating to read.  Indeed, this volume, which has about 250 pages of the author bloviating on topics related to the long history of suburban development … Continue reading

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Things Remembered This September 11

Seventeen years ago I was a college student in Southern California, and by the time I woke up to get ready for class, my roommate was watching cable news as the horrors of that morning unfolded.  Being in Southern California, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond The Map

Beyond The Map:  Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands And Our Search For New Utopias, by Alastair Bonnett There are some writers where the more you are aware of their worldview and approach, the less you like reading what they … Continue reading

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Tell Me Your Authority, And I Will Tell You Your God

It is common in this age, and in many ages of human history, for people to rebel against existing authorities.  It does not matter whether these authorities are political, cultural, religious, or scientific in nature, as there is a certain … Continue reading

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