The Appointment in Samarra

I heard the following story many years ago; my father read it to us. I have recalled it many times when reading news about some tragic death. Maybe this story was a way the ancient civilizations had of explaining unusual untimely deaths; a way of explaining predestination.   "The Appointment in Samarra" (as retold by... Continue Reading →

Count the words

Have you ever had to submit a written document which required a certain number of words to be written? In school we were always given assignments such as “write two hundred words on Lincoln” or “write a five hundred word paper on the Reformation”. I remember writing the assignments and spending half the time just... Continue Reading →

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