Category Archives: Musings

Major And Minor, Or How To Have A Productive Day While In Bed

By the time any of you read this, much of it will probably be out of date, but sometimes I write for myself and only incidentally and accidentally for anyone else.  I thought it might be entertaining for some of … Continue reading

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With Visions Of Basil Wolverton’s Drawings Dancing In My Head

When I think of Noah’s flood [1], I think of Basil Wolverton’s drawings from The Bible Story.  Maybe not everyone has that sort of association, but for me, the childhood sight of those faces in deep distress as their world … Continue reading

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The Incompetent Pollsters Of New Caledonia

Although the attention of most of the people I happen to know this week was on the election here in the United States, about which I have little that I want to say, there was another momentous election that happened … Continue reading

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A Dialogue Concerning The Resurrections

[Note:  For the record, neither of these are stand-ins for the author, though both speak as the author does on occasion, in the elevated manner of a formal scholarly disputation.] Tertius – I saw you shaking your head at both … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Three

I’m always surprised about how much people like to talk about “Beside Me.”  Like many songs of its kind, it is one that came together pretty easily.  The chorus came first, and it came to me while I was struggling … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part Three

In our closing section of this particular discussion [1], it is worthwhile to discuss the melancholy nature of the origin of conflict between the biblical worldview of Christianity and the Talmudic worldview of the scribes and Pharisees that formed the … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Two

I suppose it would be best to begin at the beginning.  I don’t know why I didn’t do that last time, but I guess I’m still not really sure of what I want to do here.  I have been given … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment One

He was a hard man to know, I thought to myself as I pondered the assignment I had been given.  It was no easy thing to convey our appreciation of someone who so resolutely disliked the fawning attention of fame … Continue reading

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An Introduction To The Portland Anonymous Project

Most years [1] I participate in the National Novel Writing Month contest where participants have 30 days to write a book of 50,000 words in length.  At times I have used this as the opportunity to create compilations of work, … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part Two

Having previously examined the kal vahomer approach of Jesus Christ that exposed the gap between the Pharisees’ perception of their own righteousness and the way it was viewed by God, it is worthwhile to examine the gap between the legitimate … Continue reading

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