Daily Archives: November 23, 2011

Cumulative Benefits, and Then Some Ramblings

On pages 282-283 of Stephen King’s Needful Things, Leland Gaunt tells Polly Chalmers the following about an azka on a necklace that he is selling to her in order to treat her arthritis: “You shouldn’t take it off, not even … Continue reading

Posted in Stephen King

David Nilsen’s Tips on Coping with the Holidays

In this post, I’ll use as my starting point David Nilsen’s Tips for surviving your next family holiday gathering.  I have four items: 1.  David says: “The perfect eggnog is the key to familial harmony. If you’re a teetotaler and you still … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays

Completing Das’ Paul and the Jews

I finished A. Andrew Das’ Paul and the Jews.  I have four items: 1.  On page 151, Das states: “After the Damascus Road experience, [Paul] simply realized he had been wrong about the Law as an approach to salvation and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion