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Magi from China

December 24, 2012
Magi from China

A few years ago, Revelation of the Magi was first translated into English. I’ve wanted to blog about it for a time, but now seems appropriate. According to ABC News, An ancient text called the “Revelation of the Magi,” has been rediscovered and tells a very different version of the Three Wise Men’s journey to […]

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Election Predictions, the Electoral College & Lessons from Abroad

November 6, 2012
Election Predictions, the Electoral College & Lessons from Abroad

The blessed day has finally arrived!  The long awaited day after which we can stop caring about the election because it will be over, one way or another.  Which is eerily similar to what we thought in 2000 . . . Living abroad, I have been exposed to other countries’ voting practices.  In both Australia […]

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Silence and Diplomacy

July 12, 2011
Silence and Diplomacy

To paraphrase Jon Huntsman Jr., diplomacy is the art of saying something when there is nothing to say, and saying nothing when there is something to say.  Blogging (and 24 hour news) is pretty good at the first half of that, but fairly lousy at the second half.  That’s because blogging relies on rehashing old arguments, hyperbole, […]

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Elsewhere in Patriarchy . . . Mistresses!

June 14, 2011
Elsewhere in Patriarchy . . . Mistresses!

What do mistresses have to do with patriarchy?  Well, clearly the church is against mistresses (unless you count polygamy, wink* wink*), but elsewhere in patriarchy, mistresses are all the rage.  This is the first of a series of posts on other patriarchal cultures.  Since the Mormon church claims (unironically) to be a patriarchy, let’s see who’s on […]

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