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ISIS and its Expansion, part 2 - Tuesday, December 1st 2015 18:30
As usual, I did not intend to wait as long between entries as I did, particularly since I knew pretty much what I intended to write. However, once I started to pursue sources of...
Isis and its Expansion, part 1 - Saturday, November 21st 2015 22:13
 (Please note that “ISIS,” ”ISIL”, “Daesh” and “the Islamic State” are being used synonymously for the same entity, and I will...
The Golden Triangle and its Offspring - Wednesday, November 18th 2015 20:48
We haven't had too many typical November days so far this year. There's been a lot of sunshine and it's stayed relatively warm so far--high 50s and low 60s for the most part....
Militant Islam, part 3 - Saturday, November 14th 2015 22:02
And now to ISIS. As announced I will not give a history of this organization (except in the sketchiest terms), nor go into all of their present machinations in detail. The...
Militant Islam, part 2 - Saturday, November 14th 2015 21:45
Continued from the previous post. The Kharijites Taking Aïsha out of the picture did not uncomplicate matters very much. The big question between the followers of Ali...
Militant Islam, part 1 - Saturday, November 14th 2015 21:20
I’m posting this entry, which is a patchwork quilt of some earlier ones, in response to the bombings carried out by ISIS members in Paris on 11/13/2015. You cannot fight...
Pythagoras, Music, and Rational Numbers - Tuesday, November 10th 2015 21:01
First of all, here is a diagram of the different kinds of numbers: ℕ    ℤ    ℚ    ℝ    ℂ, which I discussed in the last entry. I left off by...
Kinds of Numbers - Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 23:55
Last time I tried to show you that the number zero, when put under a little bit of inspection, becomes a whole lot more than just a symbol for "nothing." My intention was to...
Numbers: Zero and her Friends - Sunday, November 1st 2015 23:21
So, did you do your additions and divisions as suggested on the last post? Did you come up with that strange number 1.61803 ...? To take things one step further, are you...
"Well-umm ... " and Nolo Contendere - Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 22:02
Pretty soon my blog should have more conceptual content again, as well as pictures, but at the moment it must serve merely as vehicle to report on my medical adventures to...
My Mini-Stroke - Saturday, September 19th 2015 22:40
Mini-stroke (def.) 1. In mini-golf an integer added to your total score each time your club head addresses a ball and propels it into motion. Also, the number you may have...
Chronotherapy - Monday, August 24th 2015 21:41
A quick notice on matters of physical health. No particularly engaging ideas, but a few items too long for your basic Facebook post. Actually, I still have matters that I would...
The Flora of the Prairie - Wednesday, July 29th 2015 19:24
Continuing my report on our travel in North Dakota. I.T. suggested exploring the medicinal uses of prairie plants.  I thought that this was a good idea, but had no clue as to...
Meanwhile Back in North Dakota - Friday, July 24th 2015 23:01
Predictably, I fell into my same old pattern again. Having launched two entries of the slightly newly formatted blog, my plans for the third entry were too ambitious to...
Bisons, Wild Horses, and more - Saturday, July 11th 2015 13:04
With reference to yesterday (Thursday): What an awesome the day! We drove around the loop of Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Southern Segment), stopping every few...
Another run at it ... - Friday, July 10th 2015 21:07
So, the tenth anniversary of the blog rolled around a few days ago without entry or fanfare. Still, I’m not ready to give it up yet. Maybe if I can go back to the way it...
Once Saved--Always Saved ? - Wednesday, May 13th 2015 0:01
Wow! We’ve had some really nice days last week. This week we’re paying for them with dark clouds, thunderstorms, and high humidity. Those conditions presage that...
Update-Mostly Medical - Tuesday, May 5th 2015 11:30
Yes, that’s what this is. A blog entry. I think it’s been well over six weeks, but I hesitate to look it up because I don’t like to think how long I have not...
Radioactivity in my Body - Friday, March 13th 2015 20:15
Third day; third attempt. On Wednesday evening I tried to write a blog entry, and I got quite a lot written. The problem was that, by the time I quit, I had put together several...
10 Questions on Buddhism - Monday, March 9th 2015 23:41
First, an irritation: I don’t get very many comments for my blog entries here on Bravejournal; but that's not it. Most of the discussion, if there is any, winds up taking...
Relating to God, part 5c - Monday, February 23rd 2015 20:53
I really try not to turn this blog into either a medical diary or a weather journal, but when things get weird, I don’t want to leave them out either. Right now the...
Relating to God, part 5b - Friday, February 20th 2015 21:09
So much for things warming up a bit towards this weekend. If we should actually get above freezing, it’ll be just a smidgeon for a very short time tomorrow (Saturday). The...
Relating to God, part 5 - Wednesday, February 18th 2015 23:39
I could have sworn that I saw some robins about a month ago in a little thicket-surrounded gully next to where we parked for the walk-in clinic. One must, of course, take into...
Relating to God, 4b and the Piano - Sunday, February 15th 2015 22:17
I think I’ve mentioned before that we’re in the process of moving rooms around in the house. This time the reason is to relocate the bedroom downstairs in what is...
Relating to God, part 4. - Friday, February 13th 2015 23:43
On we go with our thoughts on Christian experience with the Lord. We’ll focus on the topic of emotions and feelings, which has kept popping up. First,...