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Take Some Time To Appreciate The Cogs In The Wheel

In life, I think most of us understand that we often are cogs in wheels, small parts of much bigger processes going on.  I would hope that is not a thought that bothers or disturbs us.  However much we may … 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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A Modest Proposal For A Non-Intercourse Agreement

Once upon a time, it was not very uncommon for the people of these United States to engage in non-intercourse agreements, although the use of boycotts and similar agreements has always been fraught with some difficulty.  At the beginning of … Continue reading

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Just Desserts

I can vividly remember my worst Thanksgiving ever.  It was not the sort of day one would likely forget.  Two days before, my mother had been fitted with a pair of braces and I had been fitted with a retainer, … Continue reading

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Up In Smoke

It had all the ingredients of a quiet Thanksgiving night, spent among friends so close as to be family, who I had spent the last few hours eating with, chatting with, and relaxing with. Then, all of the sudden, the … Continue reading

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Cold Hands, Warm Heart

This morning, for the second time this week, I had to scrape ice off of my windows before I could make my way to work, after dropping off some books at the library that I have read [1] before heading … Continue reading

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Husker Du

About four years ago, as I was reading about obscure rock bands whose influence far outweighed their history [1], I came across a band I had never heard about from Minneapolis, a city I have never yet visited. The band, … Continue reading

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Many Daughters Have Done Well, But You Excel Them All

The subject of gratitude is one that often comes to mind [1], and as I was examining the comments for a Bible translation whose book tour takes place in almost two months, I came across some interesting commentary that spurred … Continue reading

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Be Speechless

The bridge to one of the solo songs in my repertoire, one which I may yet do for a song analysis, and which I practiced today with the fellow who will be accompanying me on guitar, is somewhat repetitive but … Continue reading

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A Crisis Of Gratitude: On The Confluence Of Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, and Predatory Commercialism

I would like to freely admit at the outset that I do not consider myself necessarily competent to speak rapturously about the subject of gratitude. Having attempted (with fair success) to find something every day to be grateful for (and … Continue reading

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