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Onward To A World Of Servile Technology And Resentful People

From time to time there are situations in life that remind me of some of the more notable but less often discussed aspects of our existence.  I find myself in a somewhat ambivalent position when it comes to other people.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rough Patch

Rough Patch, by Nicole Markotic There are strengths and weaknesses in focusing a novel like this one on a quirky and somewhat socially awkward teenager who happens to be somewhat obsessed with her bisexuality and its repercussions and who also … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bloom

Bloom:  50 Things To Say, Think, And Do With Anxious, Angry And Over-The-Top Kids, by Lynne Kenney and Wendy Young As is often the case when I read books like this, I have a complex set of feelings and opinions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Return Of The Padawan

Return Of The Padawan (Jedi Academy #2), by Jeffrey Brown Those who are familiar with the narrative arc of the Star Wars triology (or of most genuine trilogies in general) will be familiar with the U-shaped melodrama that tends to … Continue reading

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Alterum Falsum Pavorem

This morning at work, around 10:30AM, there was a false alarm in our office that appears to have been limited to the third floor of the building, where I happen to work.  Most of my fellow members of the finance … Continue reading

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Above And Beyond

When I was an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, still living in honor dorms there, my roommate at the time turned me on to an obscure Bee Gees album that was largely neglected in the United States … Continue reading

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Against The Spirit Of The Times

Every age has its own zeitgeist, and it is always wrong.  That is not to say that it is completely wrong, but no age’s zeitgeist was completely in error.  Even if you look at the worst regimes in human history, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters Of Note

Letters Of Note:  An Eclectic Collection Of Correspondence Deserving Of A Wider Audience, compiled by Shaun Usher Being a person fond of compiling compendia, it is little surprise that I would enjoy reading them as well, and as someone who … Continue reading

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These Words Are My Own

To what extent do our words belong to us?  At first glance, we bear a great deal of responsibility for our words, and we often take great pride in them.  Entire books are filled with quotations that people have been … Continue reading

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All The Little Connections

It does appear as if the human mind is hard-wired to make connections, but given the way that memories are made and habits are formed through the building of neurons and paths between them, it would make perfect sense that … Continue reading

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