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Short Story Review: Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster, by Richard Buxton Sometimes one can get a sense of what an author is about by looking at the common concerns that one’s stories deal with [1], and such is the case here.  Sometimes as well it is … Continue reading

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Lost In The Wilderness

It was the setting of the sun that finally let me know that we were lost.  We were as lost as the armies of the Civil War that had found themselves twice in major battles in this wilderness of Virginia.  … Continue reading

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Scene From A Sabbath Drive Past Multnomah Falls

Water rapidly rushes over the gorge under the approving gaze of the assembled travelers while the land slumps past the stumps of trees recently cut down over the road closed west to Bridal Veil. Nearby ashen mute moss-covered tree trunks … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trigger

The Trigger:  Hunting The Assassin Who Brought The World To War, by Tim Butcher As someone who is at least moderately well-read about the beginnings of World War I [1], I did not figure there was much mystery with regards … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chasing The Devil

Chasing The Devil:  A Journey Through Sub-Saharan Africa In The Footsteps Of Graham Greene, by Tim Butcher In the vein of the author’s previous work [1], this book is a deeply melancholy and realistically pessimistic travel book that is based … Continue reading

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The Curious Connection Between The Didache And Diotrophes

We have previously discussed the enmity between Jews and Christians in the period of early Christianity and how that related to ideas about the Sabbath in the Didache [1], and some readers may remember that Diotrophes is the villain of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood River

Blood River:  A Journey To Africa’s Broken Heart, by Tim Butcher While in general reading books about the Congo or its neighbors is pretty depressing business [1], this book manages to combine that obviously depressing reading with some searching questions.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: In Search Of King Solomon’s Mines

In Search Of King Solomon’s Mines, by Tahir Shah Who knew that the search for the legendary gold mines of Ophir of King Solomon could be a family quest that included the author as well as his father and grandfather?  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tschiffely’s Ride

Tschiffely’s Ride:  Ten Thousnd Miles In The Saddle From Southern Cross To Pole Star, by Aimé Tschiffely It is striking and almost unbelievable to me that this work was rejected by publishers on three continents until the author was helped … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Black Nile

The Black Nile:  One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace And War On The World’s Longest River, by Dan Morrison In looking at this author’s work with Slate and his obvious leftist perspective, I am tempted as a reader to troll … Continue reading

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