Category Archives: Personal

The Example of Eleazar

The First and Second Books of Maccabees are the last books of the Old Testament and detail the resistance of the Jews to the Seleucid Empire under Antiochus IV. I was completely unfamiliar with them until I began preparing to … Continue reading

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Backing the Blue

I won’t pretend I’ve never had trouble with the police and some lingering resentment as a result of that. In my first few years of driving I ended up with a number of small fines and a loss of license. … Continue reading

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Breaking out of the Cult of Free

For the last few years and especially this one, I have been working on breaking out of what Vox Day has called the “cult of free”. This is something I believe he’s talked about more in his livestreams. This mostly … Continue reading

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The Grace of God as Training Wheels

This is something I’ve observed in myself that I haven’t seen put in quite the same way though I am sure it has been discussed by theologians. When I returned to Christ — or more truly came fully to him … Continue reading

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Skin in the Game in Education

The idea of cameras in classrooms has come up recently in the US as part of the ongoing discussion of Crititical Race Theory (CRT) anti-White racism. Here is a short article from Breitbart by John Nolte responding to an article … Continue reading

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The Fascinating Backdrop

Lost in Translation is a 2003 film directed by Sophia Coppola and starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. From 1998’s Rushmore onwards, Murray transitioned into more dramatic roles and this is already one of his best remembered since this transition. … Continue reading

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Seeing Black America – Part 2

I wrote Part 1 last month and this will be the second and final part. Before I get into this part, there are a couple of asides I want to add for context. My early upbringing was in rural Australia … Continue reading

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Seeing Black America – Part 1

The last two years have been especially turbulent with regards to race relations in the United States. I have written a couple of posts on aspects of this but never really anything much directly on the topic. What I write … Continue reading

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Thoughts on being Smartphoneless

Almost five years ago, I wrote my thoughts on Facebook after a few months of being off it. In 2018, I was planning to do the same thing with my aging smartphone and had decided not to replace it when … Continue reading

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Goals Set, Goals Accomplished & Goals for 2021

2020 was a very interesting year for a number of reasons from mass hysteria to political upheavals and more so one could be forgiven for letting personal goals fall by the wayside. I do not grant myself such a pardon … Continue reading

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