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Book Review: By Bread Alone

By Bread Alone:  The Bible Through The Eyes Of The Hungry, edited by Sheila E. McGinn, Lai Ling Elizabeth Ngan, and Ahida Calderón Pilarski [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Fortress Press.] I must admit that when … Continue reading

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This Land Is My Land, It Isn’t Your Land

One of the fundamental discontinuities between the states of the West Coast and the states of the East Coast is that there is far more land that is held by the federal government in the west than in the east, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stolen Beauty

Stolen Beauty:  A Coloring Book Of Lost Art [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Art theft is traditionally viewed as a glamorous and classy sort of activity when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lower California

Lower California, by the Lower California Company Among the dirty little secrets of American history is the role of land speculation in the growth of America [1].  All the way back to colonial times, the lure of land speculation was … Continue reading

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Monuments Men: The Case Against Removal

[Note:  Although I had not planned to originally talk about this issue, the proliferation of vandalism of various monuments to Confederate war heroes of the American Civil War has prompted me to add my own thoughts to the matter.  As … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Peopling Of British North America: An Introduction

The Peopling Of British North America:  An Introduction, by Bernard Bailyn How good is this book?  After I finished reading this book I looked up my local library system on the author’s other books and found four of them with … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Cherokee Nation And The Trail Of Tears

The Cherokee Nation And The Trail Of Tears, by Theda Perdue And Michael D. Green This began in an extremely disappointing way, but a way that is unfortunately all too common when one is reading or listening to books about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Low Maintenance Gardening

Low Maintenance Gardening:  Lawn & Garden Step-By-Step Visual Guide, by Anne M. Zeman I will admit that one of my more unusual reading interests is gardening books [1], and this book provides a worthwhile approach to gardening books that is … Continue reading

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Who Does It Belong To, Anyway?

This past weekend, a friend of mine whose political beliefs are far more on the “progressive” side than my own posted a bill being proposed by a Democratic representative from Wisconsin who had formerly been on welfare before downgrading her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Althrop

If you know the name Charles Spencer at all, it is likely as the brother of the late Princess Diana.  If you did not draw the connection before, reading this book will let the reader know more about the Spencers … Continue reading

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