Tag Archives: responsibility

Activity Above All: The Politics Of Chess

Although I am by no means a masterful chess player, once upon a time I was the third-best chess player in my elementary school if I am out of practice these days [1].  Even to this day, though, I enjoy … Continue reading

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All Hands On Deck

Yesterday there was a regional leadership conference for service-minded brethren of all ages in Portland, and about a hundred other people (myself included) from the Pacific Northwest listened and questioned and commented all day to a very intriguing and thought-provoking … Continue reading

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Getting Meta

One of the names I commonly choose for characters in games is the name Metanoia, a somewhat obscure word transliterated from the Greek word for repentance [1].  The reason the word is obscure is not because it is unimportant, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abandoned Faith

Abandoned Faith:  Why Millennials Are Walking Away And How You Can Lead Them Home, by Alex McFarland & Jason Jimenez [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In … Continue reading

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A Trial For The Living

This morning a friend of mine shared a somewhat alarming story about there being possibly a nuclear incident of some kind in the Arctic, likely due to Russian ships and submarines in the Kola Peninsula near Finland and Norway that have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Giant Killers

Giant Killers:  Overcoming Obstacles And Seizing Opportunities, by Steve Lawson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Perhaps the biggest surprise about this book is that I read it … Continue reading

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From The Rooftops I Remember There Was Snow, White Snow

I did not grow up with many memories of snow.  For the first three years of my life I lived in an area where snow is common in Western Pennsylvania, but mercifully I have almost no memories of that deeply … Continue reading

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Don’t You Know What The Night Can Do?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  In 1988, English singer Steve Winwood [1] released an immensely successful album “Roll With It,” and the second hit single from that release was the sensually romantic track “Don’t You Know What … Continue reading

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Look Out Any Window To See What’s Going On In The Air Around You

In 1988, the second single of Bruce Hornsby & The Range from their sophomore album hit #35 on the charts, a rousing and catchy song called “Look Out Any Window.”  The song was unconventional as a single not because it … Continue reading

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The Tears Of God Are The Meaning Of History

As someone who has shad more than my share of tears at the results of my own folly or the sins of others, I have often found it worthwhile to reflect on the tears of God [1]. It is a … Continue reading

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