Monthly Archives: May 2022

Simulation Theory

It is said that the space between a right-wing conspiracy and its confirmation is about three to six months or thereabouts. It does not take long between something being voiced as being extreme and being vehemently denied to the inevitable … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Dream Academy

The Dream Academy, by the Dream Academy The eponymous debut album of the Dream Academy has gifted music with one sublime and beautiful and deeply melancholy song, “Life In A Northern Town,” whose harmonies and message reflect a sense of … Continue reading

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The Worth Of Fellowship

Yesterday, we had the chance to listen to the delayed message by the incoming president of our church, and it is easy to see in retrospect why it was that the Home Office wanted us all to listen to the … Continue reading

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Death On A Gravel Road

In the world of gravel biking, a world I did not know existed until yesterday, a middle-aged woman who is dating one gravel rider has been arrested for murdering a young woman who is also involved in the same world … Continue reading

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Album Review: Turn Back The Clock

Turn Back The Clock, by Johnny Hates Jazz It is rare when an album helps to create a new subgenre of music. It is even more rare when this album remains relatively obscure decades after it is released, and it … Continue reading

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On The Discussion Of Internal Logic To Outsiders: Part One

I was asked some time ago by an online acquaintance of mine why I have the belief system that I do. I have always found it difficult to understand why other people have the belief systems that they do, and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dream Into Action

Dream Into Action, by Howard Jones When I was a teenager, I found a tape cassette of this album in a thrift store near where I lived and found it to be an enjoyable listen. It’s been a while since … Continue reading

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Fragile Identities

One of the most striking aspects of contemporary identity politics is the fragility of people who engage in it. Traditionally speaking, at least, there has always been a wide difference between identities that were self-chosen and those identities that were … Continue reading

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It’s Not Hard To Be Humble

One of the most important aspects of life is the ability of dealing with external authorities. And, similarly, one of the most worrisome tendencies of contemporary life is the growing lack of interest of people in having authorities that are … Continue reading

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Leaden Feet

Most of the time one only cares about a lead foot when it goes one into problems. I did a fair amount of driving yesterday, most of which were at pretty high speeds, but managed to avoid any close encounters … Continue reading

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