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Keeping Ourselves Open To Adventure

This morning, when I woke up more than a little tired after the long day yesterday, a day in which I had quite a few good conversations but did not end up doing any dancing [1], I did not have … Continue reading

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Liker Du Bøker?

I find it striking, and sometimes even a little bit depressing, how much of my life has been spent in books and in book learning.  Last night and this morning, as I was readying my things to bring them with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Passport To Freedom

Passport To Freedom:  A Guide For World Citizens, by Garry Davis I liked this book a lot more than I expected to.  I expected to find at least some of what I found, namely that the book was written by … Continue reading

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Mi Havas Edzino?

In the midst of a fairly busy day where I managed to do my errands and finish reading three books, I managed to watch a couple of humorous videos that were part of a series.  In one of the videos, … Continue reading

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Against The Wind

When I woke up this morning, I had a great deal to do before I got out the door.  I did some reading, kept my duolingo streak going, read and gave a brief reply to a fairly ominous Facebook message … Continue reading

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Holidays From Ourselves

One of the most unfortunate facts of our existence is that wherever we go we take ourselves with us [1].  This ought to seem obvious, but it is not always so.  Much time and effort and expense is spent traveling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Philosopher’s Holiday

Philosopher’s Holiday, by Irwin Edman A week and a half ago, I saved this book from being tossed into the fireplace by agreeing to add it to my collection without ever having heard of it before.  I knew nothing of … Continue reading

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Adventuroj Frenezaj

“Saluton Nathan,” the voicemail began as I checked my phone after arriving home from an adventuresome drive to and from services on Saturday night.  The rest of the voicemail discussed some sort of lack of order at a meeting place … Continue reading

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You Don’t See Me

When I lived in Thailand, occasionally I would go to one of the older malls in Chaing Mai to eat Western food and get a haircut and unsuccessfully look for a bookstore [1].  While there I would sit and write … Continue reading

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Cool For The Winter

Like the pastor of my congregation, I am puzzled at how even the slightest hint of snow and ice completely shuts down traffic in the Portland area.  At any rate, upon the approach of yet another winter storm, I received … Continue reading

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