Category Archives: Musings

I Didn’t Expect To See You Here

I am thoroughly convinced that people think I live a far more interesting life than I do.  For example, one recent Sabbath I remember listening to some dark comments from a speaker concerning people whose wild and crazy dating life … Continue reading

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We’ll Leave The Light On For You

I remember that night well.  Responsibilities at church in both St. Pete and Tampa had kept me in town during the Sabbath, and I had to work Monday morning early, but family is family and I wanted to see the … Continue reading

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That’s News To Me

Having retrieved my headphones from my previous computer at work, I was able yesterday at last to find an acceptable source of free and unblocked music for me to listen to at work.  Given my tendency to be highly anxious … Continue reading

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If There Is Still Some Fight In You

Throughout most of my athletic activities I have not covered myself in a great deal of personal glory.  One year, for example, I played on the second string Pittsburgh Posse basketball team, for which I was a backup point guard … Continue reading

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L’ètat Actuel Des Choses Est Problèmatique

One of the more puzzling features of our lives is that we have a phenomenon known as company manners by which those who know us only a little bit see the best of us, and those who know us well … Continue reading

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Pocatardis, Or, The Value Of Thought Experiments

As I had a more than usually busy Sabbath yesterday, I did not have the chance to have a great deal of interpersonal interactions with other people because I did a fair amount of rushing about hither and yon.  During … Continue reading

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So Awkward Together

This morning I saw a coworker of mine who had been working from home the past few days.  Not being exactly sure what was wrong, I had nonetheless figured something must be going on.  In conversation with my neighbor, I … Continue reading

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You Know My Name

“You Know My Name” happens to be one of my favorite Bond themes of all time, and it is easy to understand why.  The music has a cinematic quality well captured in the music video, which shows singer Chris Cornell … Continue reading

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The Oscillator

About a decade or so ago I saw a movie in the theaters called Swing Vote, starring Kevin Costner as a cynical alcoholic from New Mexico with an impossibly cute daughter who, the story goes, was going to decide a … Continue reading

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Salvaging The Past

[Note:  The post below is my prepared text for a speech given to the LSI veterans of WWII on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Portland, Oregon.] Having met some of you earlier today, I feel it is necessary to begin … Continue reading

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