Category Archives: Musings

So Bad

For one reason or another, I recently found myself looking up the musical career of Lindsay Pagano.  While she remains one of the more obscure teen pop singers of the early 2000’s, I have always had a soft spot in … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Salad Dressing

Salad dressing is something that people like myself take for granted.  Likely you, fair reader, are in the same boat.  You want to eat healthy food and want something for your salad, so you go to the grocery store and … Continue reading

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So Much To Say, So Little Time

Earlier this week, I spent several days largely incommunicado at a church preteen summer camp where I served a variety of administrative tasks.  During the course of that time I had scheduled some blogs to post, including quite a few … Continue reading

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An Encounter With A Frozen Prey Animal

It is sometimes hard to keep the children in focus, to get them to stop trying to climb one like a tree or to put their hands one’s pockets or to want to be carried back to their dorms, when … Continue reading

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Get Ben In

How do memes start?  Sometimes it is worthwhile to start at the end and move backwards.  Above is a picture of me wearing a t-shirt that I bought from someone who was quite cleverly profiting off of a book that … Continue reading

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

I must admit that in stark contrast to many bands, I am not as familiar with the music of Hüsker Dü, which is Norwegian for, “Do you remember?,” a somewhat popular childhood game in those parts from what I have … Continue reading

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Pygmies

Surely they will say that giants built these massive projects, these endless miles of paved roads, these elegant dams across every river and stream big enough to call by name, these aqueducts and tall buildings that soar into the sky … Continue reading

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You Act Like It’s A Bad Thing

Today I finished an audiobook whose conclusion massively disappointed me.  The author pointed out that the rise of fierce social media hostility has made people feel bad about being out of the mainstream and acted as if that was inherently … Continue reading

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Going Down To Liverpool To Do Nothing

Yesterday I found myself involved, as I often am, with an entertaining conversation online about an incident that is recorded in the Bible in Matthew 2:13-15:  “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph … Continue reading

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True Confessions Of A Pitchfork-Wielding Peasant From An Internet Lynch Mob

Normally speaking, social media public shamings are fairly anonymous affairs.  If you were filming a crowd of angry peasants with torches and pitchforks firmly in hand, most of the peasants involved would be somewhat anonymous.  It would not do for … Continue reading

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