Tag Archives: identity

Don’t Shoot Me

One of the more memorable memes of the past election campaign was the “Black Lives Matter” campaign that was labeled “Don’t Shoot Me,” as if most of us had any interest in committing violence against anyone.  It has now been … Continue reading

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Bona Fides

One of the striking aspects I noticed of our services today in St. Lucia was that all of the speakers either stated about themselves or had it stated about them what nation they were from.  As it happened, we had … Continue reading

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How To Become A Heresiologist Without Really Trying

A heresiologist is someone who studies heresies.  As the term is unfamiliar to many readers, I figured we might as well begin with at least defining terms before exploring more arcane and unfamiliar tasks.  How does one become a student … Continue reading

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The Google Diversity Memo: A Question Of Framing

For the last couple of days I have been reading a great deal of hand-wringing over a memo written a now-former employee at Google.  It is not my interest here to talk about the memo itself, much less to comment … Continue reading

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The Fruit Of The Spirit’s Not A Coconut

For whatever reason, for the last two years it has been my responsibility to teach the children of the Northwest Preteen camp songs to sing for their adoring parents and other relatives and the relatives of their young friends.  This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soul 7: Poetry 4 The Soul: The Black Diaries

Soul 7:  Poetry 4 The Soul:  The Black Diaries, by Alisha Rylander [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BooksGoSocial.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This small collection of seven poems did not feel like a … Continue reading

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I’ve Got A Name

From time to time I find the music of the late Jim Croce to be particularly inspirational [1].  One of his bigger hits was a melancholy song about identity, and it should come as little surprise given the identity politics … Continue reading

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Human After All

Throughout their career, Daft Punk has played up their own robotic tendencies, disguising themselves under layers of irony as well as costumes that emphasize their remoteness from humanity.  Perhaps ironically enough, that tendency has rarely been more in evidence than … Continue reading

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O Canada, Or Finding Identity In Negative Spaces

A few times in my life I have found myself in Canada.  It happens.  On one memorable trip back to the United States I spent a few hours napping and enjoying the hospitality of a Tim Horton’s restaurant at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Know-It-All

The Know-It-All:  One Man’s Humble Quest To Become The Smartest Person In The World, by A.J. Jacobs As a lonely and socially maladjusted child, I would find frequent enjoyment in reading encyclopedias, and from time to time I still do … Continue reading

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