Monthly Archives: March 2013

RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 12

For my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Nixon says on page 356: “‘Whatever we say about Harry Truman,’ I said, ‘while it hurt him, a lot of people admired … Continue reading

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The Loner

I got back to reading M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth. What particularly stood out to me in my latest reading was a scenario that Peck described on pages … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 11

From here on out, my write-ups on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs will most likely focus on the Watergate scandal, for, as I glance at the remainder of the book, that appears to be the main subject.  There may … Continue reading

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Show No Pity, or Cultivate Pity?

One theme that has come up repeatedly in my reading of Deuteronomy is God’s command to the Israelites not to pity certain people.  Specifically, God in Deuteronomy commands the Israelites not to pity the following: the Canaanites (Deuteronomy 7:16), an … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 10

I have two items for my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs. 1.  For my first item, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Nixon says on pages 288-289.  The topic is President Nixon’s controversial impounding of … Continue reading

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The Prayer of St. Francis: What I Like and Dislike About It

In this post, I’ll be critiquing the Prayer of Saint Francis, as I discuss where I find the prayer helpful as well as the applications of it that do not help me so much. An English version of the prayer … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 9

I have two items for my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs. 1.  My first item will be the Vietnam War.  In a previous write-up on this book, I talked about the topics of civilian casualties in … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Holiness and Morality

The December 2 entry for Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest stood out to me when I read it, particularly one line: Chambers’ statement that “The emphasis of holiness movements is apt to be that God is producing specimens … Continue reading

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A Christ to Love

At church this morning, we celebrated Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey that had never been ridden. The pastor made three points that really stood out to me.  First of all, the pastor said that … Continue reading

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RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Volume 2: 8

I have two items for my write-up today on volume 2 of Richard Nixon’s memoirs. 1.  Nixon talks more about the Watergate scandal (which, as you can probably guess, will come up often in the remainder of this book).  In … Continue reading

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