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Book Review: Creating Calm In The Center Of Crazy

Creating Calm In The Center Of Crazy:  Making Room For Your Soul In An Overcrowded Life, by Nicole Johnson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There were a lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life After Death

Book Review:  Life After Death, [sic] Powerful Evidence You Will Never Die (Second Edition), by Stephen Hawley Martin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bostick Communications.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] For those people who … Continue reading

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Youth Tales Of Crisis And Despair

This past Sabbath I heard a sermon that gave me a great deal to ponder.  The speaker commented in his introduction on the rise of youth tales of crisis and despair, as if this was a new thing, and he … Continue reading

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Johannes Factotum

The first appearance that William Shakespeare made in the wider world of arts and letters was in a ferocious pamphlet written by the now nearly forgotten Robert Greene, in which the Stratford-born playwright was called a Johannes Factotum, a jack-of-all-trades … Continue reading

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Book Review: Batavia’s Graveyard

Batavia’s Graveyard:  The True Story Of The Mad Heretic Who Led History’s Bloodiest Mutiny, by Mike Dash For those readers who do not know a great deal about either Australia’s history or the history of the Netherlands [1], this book … Continue reading

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A Horse Is A Horse Of Course Of Course

Yesterday evening when I got home from work and then my usual dinner [1], I found that my mother had sent me a package with what I view to be a particularly ugly horse.  After getting it, I shared that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Homeland And Other Stories

Homeland And Other Stories, by Barbara Kingslover I got this book to read from the library because it had a story on St. Lucia and my library does not have many books on the subject.  Like much of the fiction … Continue reading

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Gaslighting Nathan

I first became familiar with the term gaslighting through an unusual source.  During my college years, I purchased the first album from the band Steely Dan [1] during my lifetime, the aptly named “Two Against Nature.”  The first track on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Inkblots

The Inkblots:  Herman Rorschach, His Iconic Test, And The Power Of Seeing [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Crown Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is the sort of book that I … Continue reading

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I Like My Chicken Fried

From time to time I chat about my love of different kinds of music in my Pandora radio station [1].  As a way of testing a theory about work productivity I have been trying to listen to more Pandora as … Continue reading

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