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Simplicity of the Devil

It started with a friend wondering in which song the lyric, “Just as every cop is a criminal And all the sinners saints” came from as he reflected on the events of the past week. Fergusson, MO.  Michael Brown.  At … Continue reading

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The Virtual Gardens of Social Media

I exist on Facebook. I do not exist on any of the other social media sites (twitter, instagram, snapchat, etc… )—mainly because I have avoided getting a smart phone. In any case, I find Facebook to be a really useful … Continue reading

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The birth and death of a scene

All things have their time and place. Things begin, they grow, they flourish, they stabilize, they fade, they die.  At least, this is how things that are natural and organic progress.  But not everything is natural in this world. We … Continue reading

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Quickie on Happiness–Extraverted and Introverted measures

Today I saw this in Andrew Sullivan’s blog.  It’s not the first time he’s talked about it–and he’s not pushing any particular viewpoint–and his place is not the only one that I’ve seen the discourse about it. After going to … Continue reading

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5 year plan.

I have these ideas. Or rather–I observe/grok something.. (I would be hard-pressed to distinguish whether this is really a perception-driven phenomenon or a reflection-induced realization… or whether there is any time lag between them… ) and then I try to … Continue reading

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Addendum to the Nature & Meaning of Relationships

Recently a new acquaintance went through a pretty traumatic break up.  I won’t go into details, but in a periods where I was helping her work through some nastiness I had the occasion to talk to her the Nature & … Continue reading

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Nice and Kind

Be nice. Or maybe.. Be kind. But which is it?  Are they the same?  Or are they subtly different? Say both out loud. When I say “be nice”–it means something that usually entails a kind of rebuke that implies that … Continue reading

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