Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 27

Lions and Muggles and Hobbits, Should I? Part 4

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The fourth installment of our discussion series. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling:  Is it really that bad?   The dreaded Harry Potter discussion, where there seems to be no middle ground.  (If there was a middle ground, would there then be Middles?)  Anyway, let’s get a few things straight about Harry Potter right off the bat, …

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Sep 27

A Survey of the World – Turkish Delight

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A Continuation of our Survey of the World – Cultural World   It is dull, Son of Adam, to drink without eating,” said the Queen presently.  “What would you like to eat?”  “Turkish Delight, please, your Majesty,” said Edmund. The Queen let another drop fall from her bottle on to the snow, and instantly there …

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Sep 25

Consistency and Finding God in the Mundane

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My husband and I were having a conversation the other day about the seeming inability to stay on top of the household duties. There is the laundry, the dishes, the housecleaning, the yard, home repairs, projects and in the midst of all of this add in homeschooling, sports, family outings, quality time with our kids, …

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Sep 14

Your Periodic Benedict Cumberbatch Update

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     Those in my inner circle (approximate 1 foot radius) know of my great admiration of all things Benedict Cumberbatch, easily the most well-named person in the history of the world.  I love the way “Cumberbatch” rolls off the tongue.  Cumberbatch, Cumberbatch, Cuummberbaaatch.  And when you couple the “atch” sound with the “ikk” sound in …

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Sep 07

Lions and Muggles and Hobbits, Should I? Part 3

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The third installment of our discussion series. The Lord of the Rings (Middle Earth) Series by J.R.R. Tolkien:  Really Christian? Or just another adventure story?   “The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. That is why I have not put …

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Sep 07

A Survey of the World – Fish Pedicures

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A Continuation of our Survey of the World – Natural World In our last survey, we explored the efforts to translate the Bible into northwest African dialects.  Let us now travel northeast of Africa, to the country of Turkey, to explore a ritual that disgusts some and seems to help others. The “reddish log sucker”, Garra rufa, is …

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Sep 07

Dave TV, Prime all the Time

TV Listings, 7 pm to 11 pm Channel Guide BRIT     British Channel DUEL     Sports Channel EDI     Edible Channel HARD     Hardheart Channel PEEPS     People Channel           7 pm BRIT     The Deals of Monty Hall DUEL    The Preparation H Cornhole Finals EDI     Wind at My Back Door Chick pea poppers HARD     Hardheart Hall of Fame Movie     “70 …

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