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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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A Modest Proposal For The Research Of The Jewish Cemetary At The Judensavannah

Today I happened to visit the Judensavannah in rural Suriname, about 25 miles (or 40 km) away from the capital of Paramaribo upriver along the Suriname River.  At this location a group of Jewish-owned slave plantations existed from the seventeenth … Continue reading

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This Should Be Paradise

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Suriname, given on September 27, 2018.] The area that now includes Suriname was originally explored and settled by the English of the sixteenth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace:  William Wilberforce And The Heroic Campaign To End Slavery, by Eric Metaxas I actually read this book once before, more than a decade ago, before watching the excellent movie based on the life of William Wilberforce, but it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engraved On The Heart

Engraved On The Heart:  A Novel, by Tara Johnson [Note:  This novel was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is precisely the sort of Civil War romantic fiction that I … Continue reading

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