Monthly Archives: February 2013

Six Crises 14

My latest reading of Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises, focused on Nixon’s response to losing the 1960 Presidential election. Nixon tries to be a good loser.  Well, actually, he says that he hates losing, and he also has a … Continue reading

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Accountability, Seeing Miracles, and the Israelites in the Wilderness

As I’ve done my daily quiet time in the Book of Deuteronomy, I’ve thought about a view that one of my relatives has.  According to my relative, people in this day and age can be saved, but they cannot be … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Deuteronomy, Family, Hebrews, Religion

James H. Job, Sr.: I Can’t Help It: Do We Do What We Must Do?

I was in Indiana from February 16-25, attending my sister’s wedding and visiting with family.  I stayed for some time at my Grandpa and Grandma’s house.  For years at that house, I’ve noticed a pamphlet on one of the shelves.  … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Church, Evolution, Family, Life, Religion

Six Crises 13

On pages 367-368 of his 1962 book Six Crises, Richard Nixon talks about the religion issue in the 1960 Presidential election, specifically the fears that a number of Americans had that John F. Kennedy, who was a Roman Catholic, would … Continue reading

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On Seeking a Better Fit

For my write-up today on Circle of Life: Traditional Teachings of Native American Elders, I’ll highlight something that James David Audlin says on page 61: “If you perceive a problem in your relationship with someone, then there is a problem.  … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Social Skills

Six Crises 12

For my write-up today on Richard Nixon’s 1962 book Six Crises, I’ll quote what Nixon says on page 344 about his preparation for the 1960 Presidential debates: “I followed my usual practice of reading as widely as possible and of … Continue reading

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The Don Juan Man, and the Shy Man

For my write-up today on Circle of Life: Traditional Teachings of Native American Elders, I’ll quote something that James David Audlin says on page 37.  The context is a story about a Messenger from the Creator who appears as a … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Religion

Six Crises 11

I have three items for my write-up today on Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises. 1.  On page 300, Nixon responds to the charge that, at the 1952 Republican National Convention, he agreed to deliver the California delegates to Dwight … Continue reading

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Festival! Festival!

For my write-up today on Circle of Life: Traditional Teachings of Native American Elders, I’ll use as my starting-point something that James David Audlin says on page 12: “Among many nations, including the Hodenasaunee and Tsalagi (Cherokee), these [New Year] … Continue reading

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Six Crises 10

On pages 296-297 of Six Crises, Richard Nixon discusses the importance of a liberal arts education in college, and how that prepared him for public life: “The small Quaker college I attended—-Whittier…did not offer a course in political science in … Continue reading

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