Category Archives: Musings

Villain Arc Incoming

One of the ways one can tell that we are in an evil age is that we glorify villain arcs and sympathize far more with villains than with heroes because we can identify with the fallen and wicked but not … Continue reading

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Some First Thoughts On The 2022 Billboard Year-End List

I spend a fair amount of my time talking about and thinking and listening to songs and commentary about the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, so it makes sense to talk about it. 2022 was by no means a bad year … Continue reading

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On Epistemological Concerns In 1 Corinthians 13

Most of the time, when 1 Corinthians 13 is mentioned it is in context of the chapter being the love chapter, but as might be imagined, the chapter has a lot to say about knowledge as well. In our general … Continue reading

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Walking In The Rain

The varied and complex career of Oran “Juice” Jones is one that deserves to be better known. Having served as a naval sniper (!) before starting a career as a modestly successful R&B singer only adds menace to one of … Continue reading

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Sing Those Things That You Just Don’t Say

One of the reasons why we have so much art, and why there are more poets than people who read poetry, to give one example among many, is that art and literature and music provide us with a means of … Continue reading

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Peeking Into The Gulag Window

One of the first lessons that children learn in abusive families is how to navigate the unsafe adults around them. Children in such circumstances become expert at discerning the varied moods of those around them, knowing when conditions are good … Continue reading

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More Maneageable Quests

One of the things that has often puzzled me about role playing games and movies is the way that so often the quest is something that is meant to save the world from some sort of existential threat. It is … Continue reading

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On The Necessity Of Power

There is a great deal that one can do without politics so long as one is willing to engage in building communities and institutions. If a group of people are concerned about the same issues and communicate those concerns with … Continue reading

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Monkeys With Backers

There is a common cliche that people use as a means of discussing probability and statistics that ponders how many monkeys with keyboards it would take to create the works of Shakespeare, and the answer is usually some sort of … Continue reading

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Time Of The Season

It has frequently been my habit to give some sort of overall review of the Feast of Tabernacles that has just passed and to make some comments on certain elements of those days. In looking back on the Feast of … Continue reading

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