Monthly Archives: June 2013

Running Scared

As is occasionally the case, this morning I found an odd connection between a humorous picture posted online by an acquaintance and a story about one of the sports I happen to follow somewhat closely (boxing). In both cases the … Continue reading

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In The Heat Of Summer Sunshine

As I sit here at the keyboard trying to write my 1900th blog entry for Edge Induced Cohesion, the sun has just set on a hot Sabbath that reminded me of summers spent in places like Florida, Thailand, and Ghana, … Continue reading

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Hidden Agenda

As a writer, or any kind of public and creative person, it is vital to remember the purpose for which one is creative. The more we understand the tangled reasons why we do something, the better we are able to … Continue reading

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You Don’t Tug On Superman’s Cape

One of the more lighthearted among Jim Croce’s rather melancholy singer-songwriter career, shortened by an untimely and premature death in one of Rock & Roll’s many plane crashes, was a song called “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.” There are … Continue reading

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A Feast For Vultures

Aaron Hernandez is in a lot of trouble. Before his life becomes a cautionary tale worthy of Afroman’s early 2000’s hit song “Because I Got High” [1], let us reflect a little bit on why his life is in serious … Continue reading

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That Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

In the movie The Princess Bride, one of the minor villains of the tale has a consistent gag where everything that the supposed Dread Pirate Roberts does is “inconceivable,” only to be gently reminded by one of his reluctant underlings … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clear Winter Nights

Clear Winter Nights, by Trevin Wax [Note: This book was provided free of charge by WaterBrook Multnomah Books in exchange for an honest review.] This particular book, written by a Christian minister in Middle Tennessee [1], is marketed as “Theology … Continue reading

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The Open Door

A few years ago, in one of those cases where famous people fall out and make albums about it, singer Amy Lee of Evanescence made an album called “The Open Door” that dealt with her side of the story, and … Continue reading

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As She Lay Dying

As she lay dying, Jane Austen finished (if not polished) my own personal second-favorite novel of hers (after Pride & Prejudice), a novel whose value to me probably requires a bit of explanation. So, therefore, today I would like to … Continue reading

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This Is The End?

For the record, let me state at the outset that I am not a doomsday enthusiast who looks with glee upon the destruction of my society or civilization or world. Nevertheless, I find it greatly intriguing that there is so … Continue reading

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