Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cliff Diving

As the Gregorian Year 2012 closes, I have had many opportunities to muse over what has been one of the strangest and most unsettling years of my life. And I will no doubt have much cause to muse about this … Continue reading

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No Honour Among Thieves

[Note: Yes, I’m aware I’m spelling honor according to the British and not the American usage.] This evening I had the chance to watch a movie on BBC America that I had long wished to watch and that ended up … Continue reading

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Edge Induced Cohesion: 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 70,000 times in 2012. If it were … Continue reading

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The Prisoner

For a long time I have deeply pondered the nature of imprisonment. As a child my family would sometimes take me on Sabbath mornings to one of the local prisons in a neighboring county, where we would talk with a … Continue reading

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The Insecure Are Not Often Wise

There is a profound difference between danger and fear. Some of us, myself included, can be a bit recklessly bold when it comes to getting ourselves in some kinds of danger. One can know that there are risks in certain … Continue reading

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Almost Every Stranger Is A Potential Friend

For most of my life, despite whatever large amount of social awkwardness (and awkwardness of other kinds) I have had to deal with, I have gone about my travels and experiences with the belief that every stranger was a potential … Continue reading

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Psalm 91: A Thousand Shall Fall

Some years ago, I read a remarkable novel about a pacifist German Seventh Day Adventist whose World War II experiences were put in a book called A Thousand Shall Fall. This particular book appeared to bolster the idea of passive … Continue reading

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Uncommon Ground

Just like common sense is sadly a very uncommon thing, so is common ground. One of the more poignant lessons I have learned over the course of my life is that we are both more alike other people and more … Continue reading

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The Work And The Artist

Every once in a while there is a quote from Tennessee Williams, I believe it is, that appears on the side of my blog while I’m writing and editing entries that says something along the lines of “If a person … Continue reading

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Nor Did He Acknowledge His Brothers, Or Know His Own Children: A Personal Reflection On The Tribe Of Levi

Among my own complicated background, I know there to be strong elements of the tribe of Levi. Despite their comparative neglect in many who read the scriptures, the tribe of Levi held a variety of functions within the nation of … Continue reading

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