Category Archives: Musings

My Father Is Greater Than I

On the last night of Jesus’ ministry before the crucifixion, Jesus Christ told his disciples something about his obedience to God the Father as follows in John 14:28-31:  “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming … Continue reading

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Sapere Aude

Dare to be wise, or Sapere Aude in Latin, is a favorite motto among philosophers and educational institutions.  It is easy to understand why this is the case.  Philosophers imagine themselves to be wise and so of course they are … Continue reading

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On The Regulation Of The Womb

One of the sad aspects of contemporary existence is the way that false dilemmas are so common.  When it comes to the contentious question of the regulation of the womb, many people appear to be most interested in a false … Continue reading

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The American Civil War: A Case Study In The Ambiguity Of Creativity

What is the relationship between war and creativity?  Let’s think about this for a moment.  On the one hand, a great many inventions have resulted from our desire to slaughter each other, and the Civil War is no different.  There … Continue reading

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Rules For Thee, But Not For Me

Frequently I read books, to say nothing of news articles, that show a great deal of panic about climate change and that claim that drastic changes are necessary in the lives of ordinary people for this to be avoided.  To … Continue reading

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Niet Lullen, Zakken Vullen

In his book “Don’t Read This Book,” Dutch writer Donald Roos comments on a teacher of his who had once set up two agencies, one of them for the passion projects he actually wanted to do, and the other one … Continue reading

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What Kind Of World Do You Want?

I have commented before on the music of Five For Fighting both explicitly [1] and implicitly [2], but one of the biggest hits the singer/songwriter had was a pleasant little tune called “World” where he asked the listener “what kind … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Beck

Can a one-hit wonder be an obvious snub for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?  Absolultely, if you’re talking about Beck.  A stylistic chameleon who kept on seeking to show diverse facets of his complex musical persona throughout a … Continue reading

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In Praise Of New Things

From time to time something interesting happens at work, and that was the case today.  I don’t think that it was a particularly productive day today, but there were good reasons for that and hopefully the rest of the week … Continue reading

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Onward To A World Of Servile Technology And Resentful People

From time to time there are situations in life that remind me of some of the more notable but less often discussed aspects of our existence.  I find myself in a somewhat ambivalent position when it comes to other people.  … Continue reading

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