Most people think an umlaut is the two dots over a letter that you often see in German and some other languages. A number of Anglophone rock bands have decorated their names with ‘metal umlauts’, not affecting the pronunciation, in […]
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Since Czechoslovakia divided into two countries in 1992, the western part has internationally been called the Czech Republic. More recently it has tried to call itself Czechia. I can think of a better alternative. For one thing, Czechia is hard […]
Sometimes we are inclined to overlook the economically homeless who actually have, or could have, jobs. We may not be able to afford to get them all under a roof, but I think at the very least they deserve encampments […]
Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. was born in Los Angeles in 1950. He graduated from Occidental College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1986 he married journalist Roberta Green. Most of his time is now spent on philanthropy, mostly relating to the intersection of Christianity and culture. He is an advisor to the Christian Community Development Association, a network of nearly 400 inner city ministries nationwide. This is his personal blog. His interests include geography and history, and especially stand-up paddle boarding. Read more here.