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Human, Scientist, Blogger
Human, Scientist, Blogger

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New Month, New Plan
Ok, I totally dropped the ball on The Unwinding. I know I did. And I'm way behind on my Bible reading. But, as you know from my last post, I have my excuses. Real life does get in the way sometimes. I wasn't entirely honest in my last post when I said every...

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I'm Back! You were worried, weren't you?
Hey all! Sorry I disappeared from my blog for a while. My dad was having carotid-subclavian bypass surgery and I was helping him out. He's doing great now, so it's back to the grind. Unfortunately I totally missed all discussion of Exodus - which I haven't ...

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The Unwinding Part 1 Discussion Post
The Unwinding is the first book for my discussion of 6 books to explain Trump's win , and this is the first of three discussion posts.  Question 1: This story was separated into biographies of several people which presumably will teach us why the populism m...

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Jacob earns Rachel as his wife
After Jacob steals Esau's blessing, he flees Esau to journey to the land of his maternal uncle Laban. At a well, Jacob sees and falls in love with Rachel, Laban's daughter. He asks Laban for Rachel as a wife, offering to work for Laban for seven years in or...

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The story of Jacob and Esau
After God's test of Abraham in the sacrifice of Isaac, Sarah dies, Isaac marries Rebekah, and Abraham dies. Following these events comes the story of Jacob and Esau. The story almost ignores Isaac's life as an adult, and skips on to his sons Jacob and Esau....

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Abraham's offering of Isaac
Finally, God gave Sarah the promised son, Isaac. Due to her love of Isaac and her jealousy of Hagar and Ishmael she expelled the two. Abraham was loathe to abandon Ishmael to the elements, but God promised to take care of Ishmael, and that he would be the f...

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The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
In Chapter 18 of Genesis two angels and God appeared at Abraham's tent. Abraham saw them and thought they were three men, so he rushed to extend his hospitality to the guests. Hospitality was of very high importance to Abraham's culture, and he did everythi...

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The woes of spraying
This has been an uneventful week for me. Things are going well at work, though I'm working a little too hard these days and have decided I don't have enough time for all the books I'm reading. Sadly, I've had to cut out a few of the books in my currently re...

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The Unwinding Discussion Google Doc
I am leading a discussion of  6 Books to Help Understand Trump's Win . This is a discussion of the first book: The Unwinding by George Packer. Anybody may participate in this discussion. I have made a Google Doc for the ease of discussion.  The Google Doc i...

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How to Read the Bible Chapter 6, by James Kugel
Abram Journeying Into the Land of Canan, by Gustave Dore Chapter 6 of Kugel's How to Read the Bible covers the call of Abram to leave the land of Canan (Genesis 12 - 15).  Abram (or Abraham) is thought of as the first monotheist, but where did this legend c...
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