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The Troll In Me And The Troll In You

One of the more humorous aspects of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen is his expression that he had a bit of the troll in him.  Although the word troll has a greatly different semantic domain when one is dealing with … Continue reading

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Slow To Outrage

From time to time I find it worthwhile to reflect upon contemporary outrage culture.  For the last few days, I have been treated to a massive degree of outrage about the conservatism of some pro-life Catholic teens.  It does seem … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mirror Maker: Stories And Essays

The Mirror Maker:  Stories And Essays, by Primo Levi, translated by Raymond Rosenthal Primo Levi spent a substantial portion of his life, before and after his retirement from his professional work as a chemist, in writing for both political and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Listful Thinking

Listful Thinking:  Using Lists To Be More Productive, Highly Successful, And Less Stressed, by Paula Rizzo Listening to this book was a pleasant diversion, and the book was short, and one of the benefits of listening to a book like … Continue reading

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Celebrating Your Problem Children

I often think that I must be a test at least sometimes to those around me.  Although I am a person of fairly restricted habits, I am rather persistent about them, and that can create some difficulties at times.  To … Continue reading

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On The Importance Of Knowing Your Audience

During a large part of the time in which I was a reporting analyst for the company I work for, I was part of the marketing department.  I find this to be amusing, because most of what this marketing department … Continue reading

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A Game Of Cat And Mouse

One of the more intriguing phenomena of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in recent years has been the way in which the movies of the series like Captain America 3:  Civil War, Avengers:  Infinity War, and The Black Panther have made … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crazy Busy

Crazy Busy:  A (Mercifully) Short Book About A (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung This book is probably as sympathetic as the author is going to ever be in my own eyes.  To be sure, going into reading this book … Continue reading

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Sixty Percent

Sixty percent is the charge you tell me, When I wake up in the morning after Having charged you up all night. And sixty percent is what you tell me After I have used the phone all day. Do you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Artillery Of The Warsaw Pact

Artillery Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As yet another volume in the author’s extensive collection of books about the militaries … Continue reading

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