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October 6, 2017

Gracious greetings from your friend and resident bibliophile, Finnian Jones. Throughout my many travels, (both of a geographical and literary nature!) I have made the acquaintance of many words whose origin proves worthy of etymological examination. One such expression...

September 22, 2017

You may think that blue is just another hue, and while technically true, being able to paint with this color was at one time considered a break-through!

So step back imaginatively in time with me… past the first World War, right on by the Industrial Revolution, back bef...

September 14, 2017

Behold, the beauty and brawn of my latest realization of God’s amazing creation! I present for your edification, fascination, and inspection, the mighty tardigrade. Whatever this tiny creature may lack in size, it more than makes up for in terms of its remarkable survi...

December 23, 2016

Part 1

Well, hello there! My name is Finnian Jones. Welcome to Finnian’s Antiques, Books, Coffees, etc. Especially etcetera.

Have a seat here by the fireplace, would you? Here’s some oolong tea for you. When what you long for takes too long, take some “T”. Tea for “time...

November 14, 2016

He whines a lot, complains about everything, finds faults with everyone. He is either causing mischief by doing silly things I feel he should know not to do or whines about things and complains.

October 13, 2016

Dear Mr. Finnian:  I’m nine years old and really confused about something I saw on television. Yesterday my parents punished me for calling my friend a liar

September 9, 2016

"Dear Finnian,
     I regret to say that my thirteen-year old son Josh hasn’t been attending very diligently to his schoolwork lately. In fact, video games have become quite a temptation for the young man. How can he focus on the unspeakable suffering of algebra proble...

September 9, 2016

Hi Finnian!

One of my favorite quotes of yours is, "The greatest battles are won when we're on our knees."

It's obvious that prayer is a very important aspect of a Christian's life. But what do you do when it seems like God doesn't answer your prayers? Ever since my baby...

September 6, 2016

By means of very hard work Booker T. Washington managed to save enough money to start him on the road to the school, which was known as Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. After many hardships and bitter experiences, he arrived there, but when he presented himse...

May 21, 2016

“Why do the nations rage?” Psalm 2, written by David, is a treatise on the tension that exists between humanity and God—basically because man wants things his way. David, God’s chosen king, was placed in authority over land that God would survey from Egypt to the Euphr...

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