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Book Review: Copyrights And Copywrongs

Copyrights And Copywrongs:  The Rise Of Intellectual Property And How It Threatens Creativity, by Siva Vaidyanathan Although the author has a somewhat different view of intellectual property rights than I do, arguing for thin copyright protection where I would support … Continue reading

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The Water Is Wide

Sometimes it is best to tell a story by going backwards, and that is what I will do today.  Recently, I and two others were asked to prepare ourselves for an offertory piece of music for Pentecost, and though we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rental Secrets

Rental Secrets:  Reduce Your Rent, Get Better Value, Create Quality Communities, by Justin Pogue [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has spent my adult life … Continue reading

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Book Review: Radio Golf (The Century Cycle #10)

Radio Golf (The Century Cycle #10), by August Wilson In this play the author ends his century cycle where he began it, at the very same address, in struggling with the reality and the rhetoric of urban renewal in 1990’s … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Case Of The Early-Morning Burglar

I was minding my business towards the end of the work-day, working on matching some policies between commissions and our CRM, when my supervisor commented that we nearly didn’t have work today.  My curiosity was piqued, so he and I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Minimalist Home

The Minimalist Home:  A Room-By-Room Guide To A Decluttered, Refocused Life, by Joshua Becker [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] No one who knows my habits of book … Continue reading

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This Should Be Paradise

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Suriname, given on September 27, 2018.] The area that now includes Suriname was originally explored and settled by the English of the sixteenth … Continue reading

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Gangster Blues

Do you like starving?  I don’t.  As anyone who knows me is aware, I am fond of eating, perhaps even a bit too fond of it sometimes, and though my tastes are not particularly fancy, they are hearty when it … Continue reading

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Here We Are, Servants Today!

Yesterday our congregation’s retired pastor gave a sermon message that was deeply interesting, as it often is when he speaks [1].  As is at lest somewhat frequent in his messages, he gave our congregation homework to read Nehemiah 8 and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voyagers To The West

Voyagers To The West:  A Passage In The Peopling Of America On The Edge Of The Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn This book won the Pulitzer Prize, and in reading this massive, epic history of a narrow time range in American … Continue reading

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