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Tales From The Crypt

When I was growing up, a popular series of comics ended up in a groundbreaking horror show called Tales From The Crypt that had a complicated rights structure that has, mercifully, prevented it so far from being rebooted.  The show … Continue reading

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There Is No Net Neutrality

[Note:  Image taken from aeaweb.org.] Yesterday afternoon, as the work day winded down and thoughts and attention turned away from staring blankly at giant Excel files and towards more genial subjects, some of my coworkers began a passionate debate about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grant And Sherman

Grand And Sherman:  The Friendship That Won The Civil War, by Charles Bracelen Flood It is not uncommon for students of the Civil War to be familiar with the writings of either Grant or Sherman or writings about either of … Continue reading

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An Act Of Moral Imagination

Earlier today, as I wrote this, I met a close friend of my roommate who will apparently be visiting for some time.  I had never met him before but I was familiar with his name, and he expressed the same … Continue reading

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Book Review: Control Girl

Control Girl:  Lessons On Surrendering Your Burden Of Control From Seven Women In The Bible, by Shannon Popkin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book, although … Continue reading

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A Pre-Mortem Thought Experiment On The Second American Civil War: Part Three

[Note:  For those interested in reading this grim thought experiment from the beginning, read part one and part two.] As we find to the conclusion of this thought experiment about a civil war between progressive and traditionalist elements in the … Continue reading

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How Do We Trust The Heart Of An Author?

When, without any conscious idea or plan to copy the lives of literary protagonists, we find our own life forms a narrative not unlike that of literary fiction, it is naturally to speculate on the nature of the Author of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Buyer’s Guide To Business Intelligence Software: 2016 Edition

The Buyer’s Guide To Business Intelligence Software:  2016 Edition, Curated from End-User Reviews on:  TrustRadius A significant portion of my reading consists of material related to my work in data science.  Some of this reading is what I do for … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Necessary Evil

A Necessary Evil:  A History Of American Distrust Of Government, by Garry Wills Garry Wills is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of a book on Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, but this book is only worthy of the book equivalent of … Continue reading

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Silent Running, Or The Dark Side Of Sprezzatura

It is likely that without knowing it, many of the people who read this will likely be devotees of the fine Renaissance art of sprezzatura.  In his well-known work The Book of The Courtier, Baldassare Castiglione stated that the ideal … Continue reading

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