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A Reason For Faith: History, Historiography and The Enlightenment


I am somewhat beside myself having found the above book by Laura Harris Hales. History has long been touted as having a "redemptive" quality. It's often the immediacy of our everyday lives that allows such a view point to flower long after we've turned out the lights at bedtime. The book A Reason for Faith,… Continue reading A Reason For Faith: History, Historiography and The Enlightenment

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Oh Lawd. I do see Paris, but it seems I’ve never seen France.


Over at Jason Colavito's blog, he, as usual is bemoaning the Age of Balkanization. A recent target of his may be of note to practitioners and consumers of reflexology. Colavito's target is not a teacher or continuing education provider for reflexology in the United States. I have not researched her or the father in law whom Colavito… Continue reading Oh Lawd. I do see Paris, but it seems I’ve never seen France.

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If at first you don’t succeed: Those Bloody Greeks and the Absence of Pathology


The Greek Culture Ministry has announced that this summer's excavation of the mainlands oldest temple to Zeus has FINALLY revealed a human corpse! Oh Joy. Let the militant clamoring begin.

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The Satanic Verses or Secular “Apologetics?”


I was reminded today of two different movie dialogues, both of which were spoken by seasoned comedians. One was indeed a comedy but the other was a tragedy. The lives of each comic have followed the courses laid out in those films more or less. Bill Murray in the comedy Stripes has a line where… Continue reading The Satanic Verses or Secular “Apologetics?”

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Public Scandals, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sexual Abuse, Art and Western religious traditions


I found the article below on researcher Jason Colavito's web site and thought it may be valuable to those who may question the actions Marion Zimmer Bradley has not only been accused of, but also the actions she failed to take a definitive stance against publically in her deposition about her husbands conviction for the identical charges.  I made the following comment on Jason's site… Continue reading Public Scandals, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sexual Abuse, Art and Western religious traditions

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Spas, Spa Evidence and Interdisciplinarity


An interdisciplinary approach can help spas and spa therapists better understand the framework of academic research paradigms and move toward a closer alignment with academic disciplines on which all research is based. By familiarizing themselves with the structures of American academia, spa management and spa therapists can integrate more evidenced based practices into their existing… Continue reading Spas, Spa Evidence and Interdisciplinarity