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  • Rebecca Miller
    Jewish books: Jacob's Folly and assimilation
    In Rebecca Miller's latest novel Jacob's Folly, which in my New York Journal of Books review I praise as "well written, humorous, and entertaining," an 18th Century pre-revolutionary Parisian Jew is reincarnated in 21st Century...
  • Mandarin
    Daily thought: Do you limit yourself in life by knowing only one language?
    Have you ever thought about how language is also culture and promotes a way of thinking? One relates to others by the words they speak so one is limited in connecting with others in life due to their lack of the languages one does not know and...
  • "Not tryna' hear that..."
    Daily thought: mindfulness
    Mindfulness is being in the moment and paying attention to what is happening in that moment without allowing for your thoughts to drift away into opinions or recollections but staying within that moment and experiencing it.An example of...
  • raza studies
    Is harmful era of Raza Studies finally over in Tucson public schools?
    On January 10, U.S. Circuit Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima ruled against a group of Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) teachers who sued to re-instate so-called Raza Studies (or Mexican-American Studies), claiming their 1st Amendment rights had...
  • Turkey
    A dying man's question: A Turkish answer
    I was reluctant to tell my new hospice patient in San Francisco that I would be traveling in Turkey for the next two weeks. Two weeks for me was a short amount of time. For him, it would most likely be a significant portion of the life he had left...
  • The Thing (2011)
    Review of 'The Thing' (2011)
    Okay, that wasn’t bad. It’s wasn’t good, but as a super-fan of the 1982 version, I’m not offended.This latest incarnation of The Thing serves as part remake and part prequel. Again, victims of the cell-assimilating alien...
  • multi-culture clash
    Apostates from the PC church of multiculturalism (PCMC)
    COMMENTARY“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no...
  • Why Europe is spooked about Islamization, and what we can learn from it
    Why Europe is spooked about Islamization, and what we can learn from it
    The headlines this week featured German Chancellor Angela Merkel's assertion that "multiculturalism" had utterly failed in Germany. She was addressing a youth group from of her Christian Democratic Party in Potsdam on October 17th,...