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“The Appropriation of Cultures” by Percival Everett

by Glenn on March 3, 2020

Someone asked me if I had a favorite collection of short stories and I had to admit I was not much of a short story person. But I did tell them I have a favorite short story, “The Appropriation of (…)

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The Jordan B Peterson Podcast | S2, E 37: “Struggle Between Chaos and Order”

by Glenn on December 6, 2019

I have been enjoying the Jordan B. Peterson Podcast a lot this year. It has become routinized this year around a weekly delivery on Sundays. I think the plan was for Dr. Peterson to interview people for these podcasts, but (…)

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The Bible in Translation Pt 4 | Book Review: “Authorized” by Mark Ward

by Glenn on November 27, 2019

The purpose of this series of blog posts is to help me think through Bible translations. I used the King James Version growing up. “Everyone” did. While I have no data to support this, my belief is that in the (…)

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The Bible In Translation | Pt 3 Dipping a toe into the King James Controversy

by Glenn on November 25, 2019

The problem for the serious generalist is that you know a lot and you know nothing. You know a little in a lot of areas, but in any one particular area, you don’t have any great depth. The generalist doesn’t (…)

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The Bible in Translation | Part Two: “How we got here”

by Glenn on November 19, 2019

I’ve begun thinking about Bible translations. It began not as a thought, but a particular emotion that is hard to define. Perhaps a sense of loss is the closest. I’m trying to get past the vague feeling to try and (…)

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The Bible in Translation | Part One

by Glenn on November 12, 2019

I grew up with the King James Version of the Bible. Somewhere in the 1980’s, I switched to the New International Version, I think simply because of its popularity and readability. I assume the latter had something to do with (…)

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SS No. 67 | Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major

by Glenn on September 23, 2019

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73 I. Allegro non troppo II. Adagio non troppo III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino)—Presto ma non assai—Tempot I—Presto ma non assai—Tempo I IV. Allegro con spirito It took Brahms forever (…)

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How to be funny with Charles Duhigg featuring Gary Gulman

by Glenn on August 20, 2019

I came across a podcast called “How to! with Charles Duhigg”. The premise is that someone asks Duhigg how to do something and he finds someone who can explain how to do it. In the episode titled, “How To Be (…)

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Stanford Women’s Volleyball | Looking Back and Forward

by Glenn on August 15, 2019

The NCAA Women’s Volleyball season begins soon. It’s a three-act play: Act I: Pre-Conference. Figuring things out with your team and setting the stage for the main action that follows.* Act II: The Conference Season. League play, the goal of (…)

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A Month of Reflection | 9 | The Role of Women in the Church

by Glenn on November 21, 2018

Not exactly a reflection on a book. I have read (once) and listened to (twice) Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, but I think I’ve spent an equal amount of time listening to Dr. Peterson talk via the (…)

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A Month of Reflection | 8 | The Bourne Identity

by Glenn on November 16, 2018

I finished listening to The Bourne Identity one morning last week while making the spaghetti sauce for the evening’s dinner. I think I’ve read this novel more (this is at least the fourth time) than any other. This was the (…)

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A Month of Reflection | 7 | The Harry Potters Audio Version

by Glenn on November 8, 2018

It’s hard to believe that Harry Potter is now a 20-year phenomenon. The first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in 1998. (The British edition, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997.) I’ll admit (…)

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