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You Can Talk To Me

One of the benefits of listening to an obscure Pandora station is that it introduces one to other obscure music from the same time period of the same kind.  As someone who is a fan of the music of Christine … Continue reading

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On The Morality Of The Critical Arts

Why should you care about criticism?  As is often the case, I speak mainly from my own experience, but at least in my own observation and personal experience I think that most if not all of us care about criticism.  … Continue reading

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We Don’t Talk Anymore

It is perhaps unsurprising that I have spent a great deal of my life as an observer or a participant in places where people found it impossible to communicate.  This is not to say that I consider myself a great … Continue reading

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Look What You Made Me Do

From time to time I have commented on the career of Taylor Swift [1] and on the fact that I tend to view myself as being somewhat like her in writing personally and even confessionally as she has throughout her … Continue reading

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Distorting Reality By Despising Others

Yesterday at services in Portland, the gentleman who gave the sermonette had a thoughtful subject to discuss [1] and he went about his message in a very intriguing way.  First, he began with an object illustration that I found highly … Continue reading

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We Can’t Make You Believe, But We Can Make You Behave

As I have frequently noted, among the chief problems of our age is bad behavior, in acts of protests and what-not [1].  Often one hears people justify their bad behavior by their beliefs about people and places.  This is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Before You Hit Send

Before You Hit Send:  Preventing Headache & Heartache, by Emerson Eggerichs [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There is a deep irony within this book, and that … Continue reading

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Nor Curse A Ruler Of Your People

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God congregation in Portland on June 10, 2017.  It had been previously given at the UCG congregation in Hood River on June 3, 2017.] I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Devotions For A Sacred Marriage

Devotions For A Sacred Marriage:  A Year Of Weekly Devotions For Couples, by Gary L. Thomas [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is frequently my lot to read … Continue reading

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L’ètat Actuel Des Choses Est Problèmatique

One of the more puzzling features of our lives is that we have a phenomenon known as company manners by which those who know us only a little bit see the best of us, and those who know us well … Continue reading

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