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Peter M. Lopez

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Husband, father, lawyer, part-time blogger and hubber.

When I am not defending people against the strong arm of the state, I am moseying through life always on the lookout for something to write about.

The photo you see is of my and my wife at Peter's house in Capernaum, Israel - the site where Jesus healed Peter's mother-in-law. It seemed appropriate.

If you have a minute and are interested, please visit my blogs:

Beauty of the Bible and St. Pete's Blog.

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    How to Scratch a Man's Back

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    Texasisms: A Glossary of Texan

    7 months ago

    When traveling abroad, it is usually wise to learn a few words and phrases in the native language to help in case you find yourself in a jam. It is also wise to learn a little about the native culture to make you...

  • The Glory of "the heavens"
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    The Glory of "the heavens"

    8 years ago

    I hope that when we think about the heavens we imagine a place that is glorious beyond our wildest dreams because I think those imaginings would be correct. The heavens are more glorious than we could ever imagine. ...

  • A Matter of Degree: A Satirical Look at College Degrees and Letters
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    A Matter of Degree: A Satirical Look at College Degrees and Letters

    7 months ago

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    How to Write Great Sentences: A Break From the Rules of Grammar

    20 months ago

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    A Dad's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy

    14 months ago

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    Funny Money: Interesting Ancient Currencies

    14 months ago

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    Mortgage Default and Foreclosure: Help and Assistance

    7 months ago

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    The Signature of God

    8 years ago

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  • Classic Texas High School Mascots
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    Classic Texas High School Mascots

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  • 10 Great Gift Ideas for Your Husband
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    10 Great Gift Ideas for Your Husband

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  • Be Blessed
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    Be Blessed

    8 years ago

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  • How NOT to Train a Jack Russell Terrier
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    How NOT to Train a Jack Russell Terrier

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    The Language of God

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