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Book Review: The Course Of Honor

The Course Of Honor, by Lindsey Davis Sometimes writing books leads you to write others books.  This seems to be the case here, as the author, while doing background research for one of her Roman mystery series (one I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Enemies At Home

Enemies At Home (A Flavia Albia Mystery #2), by Lindsey Davis If the Flavia Albia mystery series is inaugurated with a novel that reflects on the role of gender in dealing with Roman society and its occasional benefits in solving … Continue reading

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Joseph And The Alchemy Of Suffering

Joseph provides a worthwhile case study in the transformative effects of suffering.  When sold into slavery at seventeen, Joseph was a callow young man who based his sense of security on the love of his father, whose favoritism actually put … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spartacus War

The Spartacus War, by Barry Strauss It is unclear exactly what led the author to write this book as a classicist who bemoans the lack of good sources and firm knowledge and has to resort to all kinds of speculations … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Harriet Tubman

I Am Harriet Tubman, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos As someone who has read a lot of books aimed at children by the author, it is nice when the author switches up his usual behaviors and does something … Continue reading

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The Trace Of Our Tears

There are some things that are a mystery when you are on the ground but which can become far more visible when looked at from a great distance.  For example, when one looks from the sky or from space, it … Continue reading

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You’re The Man Now, Dog

There are videos more than nine minutes long that contain almost entirely “You’re the man now, dog” being repeated over and over and over again on loop.  In case you do not believe this, I can affirm this from personal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Laogai

Laogai:  The Chinese Gulag, by Hongda Harry Wu Admittedly, the Laogai is far less famous than its Russian (gulag) and German (concentration camp) cousins, although it is something I have pondered about from time to time [1].  The author of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Squanto And The Miracle Of Thanksgiving

Squanto And The Miracle Of Thanksgiving, by Eric Metaxas, illustrated by Shannon Stirnweis As someone who cares a great deal about the keeping of and memory of Thanksgiving [1], I find books about Thanksgiving to be intriguing and worthy of … Continue reading

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To The Jewish Savannah And Back

This afternoon, our tour of the Judensavannah (pronouced Yoe-den suh-Van-uh) took place, and in contrast to the usual way that these tours go, this one actually ended up taking exactly as long as expected.  This could not have been predicted … Continue reading

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