Category Archives: Musings

Sometimes The Messenger Is The Message

Frequently I find myself struck by questions of communication, and among those questions is the relationship between the messenger and the message. Some years ago when people still cared about the music that Demi Lovato made, she released two singles … Continue reading

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Lessons In Framing From A Lobster

Recently I decided to check out the music video for the current Dua Lipa single “We’re Good,” and it struck me in watching the video that there is a lobster in this music video that is very sympathetically framed. I … Continue reading

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Product Review: Genomelink

With a variety of testing companies which seek to gain profits through marketing their information and analytics expertise to customers, where does Genomelink rank? As someone who is by no means unfamiliar with a variety of genetic testing, I have … Continue reading

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On The Shared Universe Problem

What is the difference between writers in the past and writers of the past? The people of history did not view themselves as living in the past, but rather they were living in the present and were not burdened with … Continue reading

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Last Train Home

The first single of the upcoming album SOB Rock by John Mayer has a bit of a strange pedigree to it. A few months ago the first segment of the song was released to widespread interest among the musical community … Continue reading

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On The Sorrows Of The Rentier Class

One of the irritations that has to be endured in the contemporary world is frequently having to listen to clueless leftists complain about capitalism when it comes to the behavior of companies like Billboard and their anticompetitive policies towards those … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Development Of DIY Charts

While there have been websites that have catered to subjective personal charts, most of these were merely charts based on favoritism and there was not the provision of a large amount of data to allow the development of charts that … Continue reading

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Proposals For Solving A Brick Wall #1: A Genetic Genealogy Project

I have written before [1] about this particular issue, the most recent brick wall in my own family history. Considering the sort of stories I hear about people who struggle to find their ancestors, I have to admit that I … Continue reading

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Inside/Outside: Part Three

Having previously looked at some of the elements of the relationship between inside and outside, I would like to look at some of the fundamentals of what makes a body. This may seem to be random and tangential, but there … Continue reading

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Short Circuit

I recently finished reviewing a book where it was obvious to me that the author’s passion for his subject and his anger about what he viewed as negative political trends short-circuited his capacity for reasoned argument. Now, to be sure, … Continue reading

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