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Problems with This Blog

It’s been nearly a month, I think, since I’ve been able to access this website, and this blog at all; and no one else could get to it, either. If you tried coming to this site, you just got an … Continue reading

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More Rules

The Pharisees and teachers asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples obey what our ancestors taught us to do? Why do they eat without washing their hands?” Jesus replied: You are nothing but show-offs! The prophet Isaiah was right when he … Continue reading

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Concentration

We first began having significant issues with my youngest daughter when she was in eighth grade: that was when we first began experiencing the out of control rage, a symptom of—we later learned—bipolar disorder. That was four years ago, and … Continue reading

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Perspective

Steven Pinker writes in his book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, in chapter 6, The New Peace (location 6712 in the Kindle version of the book): “This period [the first decade of the 21st century], even with thirty-one ongoing … Continue reading

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Two Sides

There are always two sides to any conflict. But sometimes that doesn’t mean that both sides have a point. Sometimes one side is flat out wrong. “There are two sides to every story” has become something of a mantra for … Continue reading

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Christmas!

Christmas time is normally a happy time for me. The world, of course, continues working as it normally does, with events paying scant attention to the calendar. Sadly, even at Christmas time, people get ill, and people die. And of … Continue reading

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This is Rape Culture

The following report is a complimentary offering from MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). The Research and Fatwa Department of the Islamic State (ISIS) has released a pamphlet on the topic of female captives and slaves. The pamphlet, which … Continue reading

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One Day at a Time

My youngest daughter suffers from mental illness. This is akin to saying that I suffer from pollen allergies and asthma. My pollen allergies and asthma can be treated—and they are treated very, very effectively thanks to the medications that my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Musings

The problem with Thanksgiving is that sometimes it is very hard to be thankful. There is an old hymn that begins “count your many blessings, name them one by one.” It is a song that comes to mind every year … Continue reading

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The Holidays

For many people the holidays—that time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day—are times of great stress. I understand that. We have meals to plan and make, gifts to get, cards to send. It is a lot of extra things that … Continue reading

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