Category Archives: Musings

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

One of the results of having feet as painfully afflicted as my own is the way that one notices the troubled feet of others as well.  Over the last few days I was at our church’s regional camp for preteens … Continue reading

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Too Late To Apologize

During the summer of 2013, when I was staying for a period of some weeks at the home of close friends who I did not realize at the time were distant relatives, a young woman of the family kept on … Continue reading

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Relying On God And Christ

Before I begin talking too much, I would like to ask you some questions.  The theme for this year’s preteen camp is relying on Christ, who is our rock.  What are some areas in your life where it is important … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Charlie Daniels

I’m not gonna lie, I love the smash hit song “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” and have enjoyed seeing Charlie Daniels shred strings and bow hairs on his fiddle playing this classic tune of outsmarting the devil.  Yet I … Continue reading

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On The Relationship Between Gout And Creativity

As someone who suffers, sometimes very painfully, from gout, I have tended to seek out insight into areas that relate to this most patrician of maladies.  It is said that gout, like childbirth, is among the most intense forms of … Continue reading

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We Need To Talk

According to former president Ronald Reagan, the most terrifying words to hear from someone are:  “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”  That said, among the most terrifying words that people can here is the expression “we need … Continue reading

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αυτονομία

The subject of autonomy is one about which my feelings and opinions are characteristically ambivalent.  Much depends on what one means by autonomy.  I general, I support the right of smaller regions and peoples to be free from despotic and … Continue reading

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A Pareto Analysis Of Commissions Processing

For those who are unaware, my day job is as a data/commissions analyst for an insurance brokerage, where I make reports that no one reads and process commissions that, on the contrary, everyone cares about a great deal.  For a … Continue reading

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Half-Life

As someone who is fascinated by one-hit wonders [1], from time to time I ponder the career of Duncan Sheik.  Most people will likely not have any idea who he is, as someone whose only appearance on the pop charts … Continue reading

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On The Difference Between Hate And Criticism

Recently I watched a video from an online music critic who was lamenting the fact that a great many people simply do not criticize music, but simply act as if everything released by artists is the best thing ever.  He … Continue reading

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