Monthly Archives: April 2010

What’s in It For You?; The Essence of Covenant; Proverbs and Myth; One Angel or Two?; Constraining Catenae?

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, pages 39-55: Dale Carnegie says that all of us are self-interested: we’re interested in what we want.  But the key to success is for us not to talk to others … Continue reading

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Criticism and Flattery, So THAT’S the Covenant Formula, Adam’s Naming of the Animals, Newness of Spirit and Oldness of Letter, Testimonia

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to win Friends and Influence People, pages 19-38: What I got out of today’s reading was that we shouldn’t criticize people, for that can offend or hurt them.  Rather, we should encourage them, without resorting to … Continue reading

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The Strangler, a Friend of the Prodigal Preston

On Desperate Housewives, we’ve finally arrived at the identity of the strangler.  He’s a friend of Preston Scavo, and we first met him on last Sunday’s episode.  We thought that Nick might have been the strangler, but the twist is … Continue reading

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A Safe Environment to Grow; Ambiguity in OT Studies; Random Quotes on Classical Scholarship; God Lies?; Proto-Lucian

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, pages 10, 15: From Lowell Thomas’ “Introduction”: The way to develop self-confidence, [Dale Carnegie] says, is to do the thing you fear to do and get a record of successful … Continue reading

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Good Family Quote, Historicity of Chronicles, Interpersonal Education, a Human Bible Animated by the Spirit, Cut Short

1.  Zosia Zaks, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults, page 337: While it is important to disclose your diagnosis when your child is also on the spectrum, be careful that the diagnosis does not become an excuse or … Continue reading

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Can’t Blame Sports, II Kings 1

1.  Zosia Zaks, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults, page 300: Boys on the spectrum often mention the pressure to be athletic as one of the only means of creating social connections to other boys.  This can be … Continue reading

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Looking to TV for Cues; Priestly King?; Script Art; Name You, Claim You; Lucian

1.  Zosia Zaks, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults, page 277: I hear over and over again from autistic people that they have taken cues from TV and movies, especially when it comes to romance and dating.  It … Continue reading

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Oh Brother…

Every now and then, I’m going to have a post called “Oh Brother…”  It will comment on sayings I’ve recently encountered that cause me to roll my eyes and say, “Oh brother…” Here’s our batch for the week! 1.  I … Continue reading

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“Find a Friend”; God’s Representative Under Limits; Relativism and Education; The New Concealed; Hiding Knowledge

1.  Zosia Zaks, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults, page 263: Make a list of Buddies you can trust.  If you don’t really have any friends, you can ask your parents or siblings to help you locate one … Continue reading

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Pennywise Is Still a Stranger!; Throne of the LORD; The Right Amount of Anger; MT and LXX Working Together for Supersessionism (According to Origen); Codex

1.  Zosia Zaks, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults, page 247: Our trusting nature and our autistic way of thinking are some of the reasons why we are at greater risk [of danger].  We don’t see hidden intentions.  … Continue reading

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