Category Archives: Musings

Panting After The Dust

Today I was reflecting on a book I happen to enjoy reaching where the theme of ravenous hunger is one that is often reflected on, a literary essay I may write another time, hopefully soon. In thinking about this, though, … Continue reading

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How Bad At Counting Can You Be?

One of the aspects of American political history that has separated us from that of most nations that have sought to establish and maintain republics is the way that bullets have been superseded by ballots. In the election of 1800, … Continue reading

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Caldo/Kaldu: A Linguistic Mystery

It is no surprise that I am fond of soups, and ever since I have found out about it, I have made it a point to regularly enjoy caldo de pollo, a chicken soup dish I discovered first when visiting … Continue reading

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For I Intend To Write The History Books: Part Two

We explored some questions of justice in part one of this examination, but in the second part I would like to focus on something else that I think does not get very much thought when it comes to historiography and … Continue reading

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Unpopular Pop

How does one define pop music, or popular anything? On the one hand, pop would imply popular. By at least many definitions, anything that is popular is in fact pop, regardless of how it sounds or looks. What people like … Continue reading

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Un Tiempo Para Escapar, Un Tiempo Para Quedar

It has often puzzled me that people have often tended to look down on escapist forms of literature and entertainment. Considering that so many people live in various types of prisons, it makes perfect sense why they would want to … Continue reading

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Return To Sender

When we think about communication, to the extent that we do, I do not believe we pay enough attention to why communication exists. It exists because someone has a message that they want to send to someone. Often when we … Continue reading

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Black And White, Or The Curious Connection Between Three Dog Night, Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, And The Bible

Today while I was driving home from dinner I heard a song that I had never remembered hearing before from Three Dog Night, called Black And White. The song itself was a fairly obvious affair as far as those songs … Continue reading

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All’s Faire In Love And War

I am perhaps not the right person to wholeheartedly enjoy a Renaissance Faire in Oregon. One of the things that one tends to notice at a Renn faire is that there are a lot of different interpretations of what it … Continue reading

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On The Slow Boat From China

On the day before she returned to Florida from our usual annual vacation, my mother was finally able to get in touch with my stepfather on the phone to chat, and when she did she found out that he had … Continue reading

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