Category Archives: Musings

On The Apportionment Of Musical Space

Like many other areas of life, musical space is a scarce resource in which trade-offs must occur when one is creating music.  A healthy young person who has good hearing can hear a range from about 20 Hz (cycles per … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does The Bible Say About Religion?

Religion is a word that we tend to toss about pretty casually.  We study comparative religion, or may hear others say that they are spiritual but not religious, as if to be religious was a bad thing.  We may even … Continue reading

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Questions Raise The Stakes

Over the past few months, as a result of working on a project with a coworker and friend, I have managed to read a lot about the subject of creativity, innovation, curiosity, and related subjects.  One thing that tends to … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Feet

When I was a child growing up in rural Central Florida, one of the many ways that the neighborhood kids kept ourselves amused was to imagine ourselves as members of the X-Men.  For some reason, I ended up being Professor … Continue reading

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Con Los Años Que Me Quedan

As is generally the case, I found a lot that was deeply thought-provoking and personally relevant in the sermon given today by our retired pastor.  He asked the simple question:  “are you content,” and then commented on various ways that … Continue reading

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

Admittedly, Usher missed a nomination in his first year of eligibility for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so he has not been snubbed to nearly the same degree as that of other artists, even within his own genre … Continue reading

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On The Many Ways Of Being Anti-Intellectual

From the beginning of my life, I have been marked out as an intellectual, especially given my early fondness for reading and acquiring a highly complex and multilingual vocabulary.  It so happens that I was born in a farming family … Continue reading

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Walking A Thin Line

I have read a fair amount of travel books, many of which purport to be books of humor, and I have found it to be one of those areas where the writer tends to walk a thin line between insulting … Continue reading

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So Am I

Although her name is an obscure one, Ava Max has her own group of stans [1] who call themselves Avatars and who have cheered on the top 10 success of her first American hit, “Sweet But Psycho.”  The second song … Continue reading

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In Between Times

Some time ago, I read a book that talked about the feminism of Afghanistan in the period before the rise of the Taliban, and the way that a progressive society in Kabul was wrecked by the rise of reactionary Islam … Continue reading

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