Monthly Archives: October 2013

Vindicae Contra Tyrannos

There is a striking tactical quality to opposition and the exercise of power that is common to people regardless of their political philosophy. The achievement of political power in the larger scale leads to attempts to put our beliefs into … Continue reading

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The Music World’s Worst Kept Secret

In looking at the career of a very famous band towards the end of its period of relevance, we see a trend that tends to be prominent under a certain type of creative person who longs for acceptance by critics, … Continue reading

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Some Nights I Call It A Draw

I must make a very strange figure whenever I travel or whenever someone sees me writing in public. It is not an uncommon thing to see someone playing with their smartphone in public, but it is a different thing to … Continue reading

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The Exigencies Of The Moment

All too often in life, especially in these present days, we live by the exigencies of the moment. This is not only true at the individual level, but it is also true at the institutional level as well as the … Continue reading

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Candy Everybody Wants

In the terminal stages of the Roman Republic, there was a Latin phrase whose meaning and importance hangs like a baleful shadow over our own times and our own institutions, “Vox populi, vox dei,” that is, “the voice of the … Continue reading

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A Change In The Weather

For a variety of reasons, I am fond of boundaries and transitions not only in geography but also in temporal fashion, such as the darkening sky of the twilight, the transitions of spring and summer with their balancing act between … Continue reading

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Achieving Health Care For All

[Note: The following post is a short piece of writing that I wrote about the concept of Health Care For All, looking at some of the obstacles and steps that can be taken to help out with improving health care … Continue reading

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The Power Of Empty Spaces

One of my stronger, and lesser known, interests is a strong interest in geography. While I have blogged about this subject from time to time [1], there is an insight about geography that is not often well understood that presents … Continue reading

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We’re On Each Other’s Team

For her follow-up single to the #1 hit “Royals,” sixteen year old singer-songwriter Lorde has released the song “Team,” with similarly spare music and insightful and clever lyrics. Normally, it would not matter to me how old a particular singer … Continue reading

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A Great Capacity To Dream

Today I would like to comment some on a quotation from page 34 of a book I am reading titled The Stress Of Life, a quote that deals particularly with the scientific world but has a lot of applicability outside … Continue reading

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