Category Archives: Musings

The Troll In Me And The Troll In You

One of the more humorous aspects of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen is his expression that he had a bit of the troll in him.  Although the word troll has a greatly different semantic domain when one is dealing with … Continue reading

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So Often At Cross-Purposes

So often it seems as if those who seek to plan and develop spaces and those who use them are at cross-purposes.  Being someone who has spent a lifetime exploring the implications of these cross-purposes, I find this to be … Continue reading

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La Glorie, Or, Have Pity On The Poor Statesmen

One of the hazards of having lived a life where division has been a frequent part of one’s experience in institutions, and where the fear of civil war has long been present in one’s own society and frequently in one’s … Continue reading

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This Thing Of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine

It may be a somewhat widespread opinion, but one of my favorite plays by William Shakespeare (among many excellent ones) has been, as long as I have been familiar with it, The Tempest.  As someone who appreciates discussing matters of … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Today, And Forever

Some time ago I wrote a post, one that has been among my most popular (and one that has even ended up being linked on sites like Conservapedia) that discusses the implications of a familiar passage in James 1:17 that … Continue reading

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On The Heresies Of The Nature Of God: A Thought Experiment

Yesterday in his sermon our pastor, in a move that seems at least a little bit overdue, commented at some length on the difficulties that are found in trying to separate out the titles and actions of God the Father … Continue reading

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Criticism Is A River That Flows Both Ways

One of the most profound ironies in a life that has shown many profound ironies is that I have devoted so much time and effort to developing and practicing and perfecting the art of criticism while being a person who … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Little River Band

I must admit that I was a fan of the Little River Band’s music long before I knew who they were.  Unlike some bands whose name I knew very early, this was a band I did not really discover until … Continue reading

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On The Creation Of Genres

How does one know when one has created a new genre of anything?  This is not as easy a question to answer as one may think.  To be sure, there are genres of literature and music that have been deliberately … Continue reading

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Baby Talk

The concept of the movie Baby Geniuses always bothered me, with the idea that children had some kind of telepathic communication that was lost when verbalization began.  Rather than seeing talking as a step back from some sort of idealized … Continue reading

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