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Travels With My _________

I have done a fair amount of traveling, and most of that traveling has been done with other people.  For a variety of reasons, I simply do not find it very enjoyable to travel by myself.  I live an hour … Continue reading

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Book Review: Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps, by Graham Greene As it happens, before I read this book I had already read (and greatly enjoyed) a book that had been inspired by this one that led a man to travel through Sierra Leone, Guinea, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt, by Graham Greene This may certainly be a late novel by Graham Greene, but it is equally certainly an enjoyable novel to read and one that can charitably be called Nathanish.  Greene wrote many novels that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lawless Roads

The Lawless Roads, by Graham Greene So far I have read four types of books by Graham Greene [1].  First, there are lighthearted and often cynical novels that he considered as “entertainments.”  Next are the short stories he wrote as … Continue reading

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Missing The Memo, Or Bringing Your Parent To Church Day

Sometimes a day has a theme in spite of one’s best efforts.  It was my intention, of course, to arrive in Salem early enough to do a good deal of fellowshipping before church began, but as the saying goes, the … Continue reading

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Going Down To Liverpool To Do Nothing

Yesterday I found myself involved, as I often am, with an entertaining conversation online about an incident that is recorded in the Bible in Matthew 2:13-15:  “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Point-Of-Sale Systems

One of the things I noticed consistently when I visited Victoria recently was the point-of-sale systems that every casual dining place had at waitresses.  It provided a third option to the usual two that one sees in restaurants stateside, and … Continue reading

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Good Help Is Still Hard To Find

I read onetime, humorously enough, that doctors who are good at dealing graciously and kindly with patients (almost) never get sued for medical malpractice.  Although people skills is a soft skill and is not necessarily the sort of matter that … Continue reading

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Exploring Victoria: Day Three

Today, as had been the case previously [1], we got a bit of a slow start, though not as much as yesterday.  At least a great part of the slow start, though, was due to the terribly slow traffic on … Continue reading

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Exploring Victoria: Day Two

We had a somewhat more ambitious schedule than we did yesterday, and it certainly demonstrated itself in a somewhat late start, given that two of our party (not including myself) ended up chatting until after 1AM the previous night.  That … Continue reading

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