Monthly Archives: May 2018

A Warning To Those Who Work With Words By Tim Challies

  There isn’t much I know that wasn’t taught to me by someone else. There isn’t much I count as wisdom that didn’t come to me by way of someone older and wiser than myself. The wisdom I am about … Continue reading

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Civil War Births Memorial Day By Jocelyn Green

  Memorial Day, as we know it, began as Decoration Day shortly after the end of the Civil War. May 30, 1868, marked the first official national observance, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan. But the South refused to … Continue reading

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Study: MLB’s balls are not juiced but aerodynamically different by Jeff Passan

It wasn’t a juiced ball. It was a drag show. A group of scientists tasked with finding the reason home runs flew at a record rate in Major League Baseball last season believe the ball’s aerodynamic properties – and particularly … Continue reading

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10 Famous Writers And Their Daily Creative Routines By Koty Neelis

beth19 As a writer I’m always interested in hearing the routines of other creatives. Some firmly believe in waking at dawn and working throughout the morning, while others can only work in the middle of the night. One thing is … Continue reading

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Stopping Robert Mueller to protect us all By Mark Penn

The “deep state” is in a deep state of desperation. With little time left before the Justice Department inspector general’s report becomes public, and with special counsel Robert Mueller having failed to bring down Donald Trump after a year of … Continue reading

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Read More, Read Better by Tim Challies

More than any other question that comes in via email, I’m asked this one: “How do you read so much?” While granting that I do read a lot, I think it bears mention that there are lots of people who … Continue reading

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When She Breaks the Gender Role by Peter Leavell

I danced around the diners at the college cafeteria and spotted my target. She was cute. And I wanted to ask her to the skate party. Her eyes widened an inch and her foot moved toward me as I approached. … Continue reading

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One Of The North Korean Detainees Handed Pence A Note. What Was Written On It Was Inspirational. By Hank Berrien

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence, a devout Christian himself, shared a moving moment that occurred when he met the three American detainees returning from North Korea: one of the men handed him a note on which was written the … Continue reading

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How One German City Changed the Way We Read By Madhvi Ramani

The German city of Mainz lies on the banks of the River Rhine. It is most notable for its wine, its cathedral and for being the home of Johannes Gutenberg, who introduced the printing press to Europe. Although these things … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Funk Henry McLaughlin

On April 25, 2018 Sometimes all of us, writers included, get in a state of being that’s been called many things. Some call it a funk. Others call it the valley of dry bones. Or the valley of the shadow … Continue reading

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