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Book Review: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Jesus

A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Jesus:  Reading The Gospels On The Ground, by Bruce N. Fisk This is a rather ambivalent book in many ways.  The author combines a certain sense of openness with a desire to rise above orthodox certainty … Continue reading

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A Cold Place At The End Of The World

What makes us view a place as the end of the world?  If one is a believer in a flat earth [1], one might ponder that it was the point at the end of the dish looking over into blank … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greenland: The End Of The World

Greenland:  The End Of The World, by Damjan Koncnik with Kevin Kato I have often wondered about how it would be to visit Greenland, and this book did not discourage me thinking of it as an interesting task that would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Education Of A Wandering Man

Education Of A Wandering Man, a memoir by Louis L’Amour As someone who is slightly familiar with the novels of Louis L’Amour, which are genre works but well beloved by those who are even casual fans of frontier literature [1], … Continue reading

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Book Review: Border

Border:  A Trip To The Edge Of Europe, by Kapka Kassabova It makes sense that Pico Iyer [1] would like this book.  It also makes sense that I was not quite as fond of it myself, as the author’s bumbling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Round Ireland With A Fridge

Round Ireland With A Fridge, by Tony Hawks This book answers a question that I do not believe I have ever wondered about, and that is how one successfully travels the circuit of Ireland with a fridge.  This book lives … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Piano In The Pyrenees

A Piano In The Pyrenees:  The Ups And Downs Of An Englishman In The French Mountains, by Tony Hawks There is a sub-genre of travel literature that I am familiar with [1], namely that of the humorous and somewhat daft … Continue reading

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How To Become A UNESCO World Heritage Tourist Without Really Trying

Earlier this morning, a friend of mine commented that a place we had recently visited [1], the historic center of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, was a UNESCO World Heritage site, and wanted me to write some about the history … Continue reading

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Adventures In Awkward Communication

Those who know me and have interacted with me, especially in person, are well aware of the fact that I can be a deeply awkward communicator [1].  This awkwardness, though, is not always a bad thing.  In many cases, awkwardness, … Continue reading

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Some Reflections On The 2018 Feast Of Tabernacles In Suriname

Most years [1] I write some kind of post-feast reflections, and as I just got home early this morning from the Feast of Tabernacles and did not really have the time to write at any length on the matter–not that … Continue reading

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