Monthly Archives: September 2008

Other Thoughts for the Day

Here are some other thoughts for the day: 1. Hasselbeck ‘really upset’. Elisabeth is thinking of leaving the View. She doesn’t like being ganged-up on. Come on! Here’s another disappointment. I wish more people on my side had guts. Sean … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Candidates, Job, Life, Politics, Religion, Sarah Palin, Television

Case in Point…

As I was saying, people don’t always act the way I want them to. Case in point: the current election. I had hopes for all of the candidates. Believe it or not, there have been times when I’ve actually liked … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Life, Politics, Religion, Sarah Palin | 12 Comments

Messy Relationships

I’m trying to reach ninety posts for this month, so here we go! Maybe I’ll share some of my blues in the process. I was catching up on the Waltons yesterday, and I was reminded of how messy human relationships … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Dating, Life, Television, Waltons

Feast of Trumpets 2008

Today is the Feast of Trumpets, or Rosh Hoshanah (“head of the year”). For my comments from last year’s Feast of Trumpets, see Feast of Trumpets 2007. There, I discuss the festival in the Hebrew Bible, Judaism, and Armstrongism. I’m … Continue reading

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Judith on Faith and Wisdom

For a rough summary of the Book of Judith’s plot, see Faith and FAITH. I got a few thoughts about faith and wisdom in my Judith quiet time, which I finished last night: 1. The Ammonite Achior tells the Assyrian … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Judges, Judith, Life, Mel Gibson, Movies, Religion

The Bailout Has Failed

Conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats in the House of Representatives have just killed the $700 billion bailout. This is not surprising, since representatives have said that they’ve received two types of calls from their constituents: “no” and “hell no.” On … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Politics | 11 Comments

Faith and FAITH

For my daily quiet time, I’m reading the Book of Judith. In it, the Assyrian king Nebuchadnezzar sends his general Holofernes to invade Jerusalem. This occurs in 586 B.C.E, right after the Jews have returned from exile and rebuilt their … Continue reading

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Paper on IV Maccabees: Other Changes in Government

Today, I read Robert Doran’s “Jason’s Gymnasion,” Of Scribes and Scrolls, ed. Harold W. Attridge, John J. Collins, Thomas H. Tobin (Lanham: University Press of America, 1990) 99-109. Here is a quote about a change in education impacting the politeia: … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, History, I Maccabees, II Maccabees, IV Maccabees, Papers, Politeia Paper, Religion

Good Article on Coming VP Debate

This is a good AP article on the coming VP debate: Palin, Biden a lively pairing for veep debate. It says that some Democratic strategists are actually worried about Palin after seeing her 2006 gubernatorial debate, which is circulating on … Continue reading

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Gabrielle pulls a Wayne Arnold

The season premier for Desperate Housewives was on this evening. Remember that Wonder Years episode where Wayne Arnold told his brother Kevin to get into his car, then drove off a few feet when Kevin tried to do so? This … Continue reading

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