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Some Matters of Usage

(Last updated on 21 March 2020) Some random commentary and other updates follow. Rather than cram all new updates and commentary into a single post, I’ll spread the latest updates over a few posts. I began preparing this post back … Continue reading

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Random Topics Prompt Letters

I’ve continued to enjoy my new letters-to-the-editor hobby, though none of the letters I sent this past week has made it into print. (Nor has any of them shown up on the paper’s Web site, assuming the site’s search function … Continue reading

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Representative Democracy ≠ Republic

(Last updated on 4 February 2019) The United States was not founded as just a “representative democracy,” nor is “representative democracy” a synonym for “republic.” The point of the American Republic established by the U.S. Constitution is that free and … Continue reading

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Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) posted a comment on someone else’s IVN article, as well as a related one on his own. Bottom line: old closed primary was better than California’s current top-two system, and David wants a “none of … Continue reading

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Okay Planner, but Spare Us the PC Marketing

(Last updated on 6 October 2014) Image of harvested trees (don’t worry, they’ll grow back) © Copyright Alan Stewart and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons licence.If, like me, you set yourself hard deadlines and make formal appointments only … Continue reading

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Bad Times at Grifols Biomat: Local Business Reviewed

(Last updated on 15 June 2014) Though only some remarks after “One final bit of irritation” are relevant to the Pious Eye site’s purpose, I’ve found no review site that will keep something of this length posted. Besides, Pious Eye … Continue reading

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Dear Obscure Candidates: Please Seek Endorsements

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) The East County Magazine site carried an article about an obscure race on the ballot in my area (http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/11560). It noted how some candidates in that race had rejected the idea of seeking endorsements. … Continue reading

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Religion Is Not A Four Letter Word

(Last updated on 16 January 2013) Though I’m generally a fan of LifeWay and its publications, I’m disappointed to find its new Gospel Project curriculum* indulging in the weary and misguided “religion is bad / Christianity is something other than … Continue reading

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Hermeneutical Maxim (Against Various “Wax Nose” Hermeneutics)

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) No matter how clever, sophisticated, erudite, linguistically astute, or stunningly beautiful in its complexity your interpretive scheme may be, if it requires you to ignore or dismiss patently clear passages of Scripture, or to … Continue reading

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Christianity: Religion or Relationship?

(Last updated on 7 July 2018) The world is full of popular, clever-sounding sayings that are simply not true. This brief post concerns one such pseudo-aphorism, namely this: Christianity is not a religion; it’s a relationship. (Anonymous, traditional.) This popular … Continue reading

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