Category Archives: Musings

A Thin Line Between Friends And Snakes

Recently I read a story about a church that promised a sort of tithe of reparations for some sort of imaginary wrongs as a way of appealing to the woke, perhaps as an attempt to evangelize to them.  Politics has … Continue reading

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On The Blindness Of The Supposed Enlightenment

Towards the end of his book Hitler’s Bureaucrats, Holocaust scholar Jaacov Lozowick responds to a quote by Aharon Appelfield with the following observation about the limitations of the enlightenment:  “Enlightenment, rationalism, universality, humanism – all of these failed when faced … Continue reading

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On The Suppression Of Natural Feeling

One of the surest ways to trouble for a person or a society, and one of the most common aspects of the problems of our times, is the suppression of natural feeling.  Now, by nature I tend to be a … Continue reading

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Serving The Song

Recently I was watching some videos on noted session musicians and a drummer making a video commented that the most important element in a given band was the song.  Each of the instruments involved is supposed to serve the song, … Continue reading

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Storytellers

One of the most consistent aspects of life is that people enjoy telling their own story.  One of the characteristic issues of our lives is that we want to tell our stories but have few people to tell those stories … Continue reading

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Wake-Up Call

For a variety of reasons, one of my favorite songs by the widely derided group Maroon 5 has been their early song “Wake Up Call.”  This particular song was a top twenty hit from their second album, “It Won’t Be … Continue reading

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The Habit Of Doing Things

While participating in a Twitter giveaway for some C.S. Lewis books, I received a consolation price of an essay by Albert E.N. Gray on the common denominator of success.  While the tone of the essay was akin to the sort … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: America

For whatever reason, bands with geographic names have had a hard time with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:  Chicago [1] was slow to be inducted, and noted bands like Kansas [2], Boston, and America have yet to be … Continue reading

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Ignem In Urbe Video

What is it that cities offer to humanity?  The term civilization itself is connected to the cities from which civilization is thought to have sprung.  It is widely believed that for culture to develop there must be enough people all … Continue reading

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The Levels Of Bardcore

Recently, for reasons I do not entirely understand but which may be related to my fondness for languages and history, I have found myself recently being suggested various music videos that are released under the genre of Bardcore.  I had … Continue reading

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