Category Archives: Musings

Cyprus: A Case Study On The Problems Of Trust

According to the UNDP, solid majorities of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots do not believe that the other side is willing to make the compromises that would be necessary for both to live in the same country in peace.  As … Continue reading

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

At first glance, Bruce Hornsby would not appear to have been an obvious candidate for one of the most versatile and creative artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.  If you look at only his hit singles, he … Continue reading

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North Macedonia And The Benefits Of Squashing Beefs

It may be an unpalatable truth to admit, but the behavior of nations when it comes to diplomacy is not always handled at the most rational and mature manner.  In 1991, the nation of North Macedonia [1] declared its independence … Continue reading

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Ὁσάκις γὰρ ἂν

Under what circumstances do we keep the Passover?  To be sure, most of us will be keeping the Passover this coming year under different circumstances than we normally do.  At least in my own experience since being baptized slightly more … Continue reading

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On The Importance Of Exhausting The Possible Space

Yesterday during the sermonette portion of services for our local congregation, which has been meeting remotely during the current Coronavirus crisis, a video played to support camp.  It is expected that the camps will be open at some point during … Continue reading

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You Should Have Seen It Coming

This morning I received an e-mail from the WaPo, an organization that has done more than most to increase the toxic partisanship in the contemporary United States, express complaints on the part of researchers into Coronavirus models that they did … Continue reading

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Learn To Swim People: Insights From The Medieval Death Bot

For those who are unaware, the Medieval Death Bot is one of the more entertaining bots on Twitter, giving a random death that has been recorded from the death records of the 14th century.  It is strangely humorous to talk … Continue reading

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Comrade Britney, Or The Subtle Problems Of Envy

One of the more ridiculous news stories yesterday was that Britney Spears, noted singer, declared an interest in the redistribution of wealth.  This statement prompted a wide variety of socialists to cheer on that she had expressed a commitment to … Continue reading

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Keeping The Night To Be Much Observed While Maintaining Social Distance

During these times of Coronavirus, many governors have ordered that people avoid social gatherings of more than ten people.  Oregon’s governor, for example, has made the following statement about social gatherings:  “All non-essential social and recreational gatherings of individuals are … Continue reading

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Dispatches From Oregon’s Coronavirus Capital

One of the more odd daily habits I have had recently is to look at the posts that one of the local stations posts regarding Coronavirus cases.  Every day the report from the state regarding the locations of positive tests … Continue reading

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