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Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

More Christmas music, because…Christmas music! Tweet

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The Wexford Carol – 2017

I posted the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s rendition of The Wexford Carol this time last year, and it remains one of my favorite carols, perhaps partly because it’s not a common (and thus overexposed) carol. Since then I found another version that … Continue reading

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Accountability

If there’s one thing the current rash of sexual harassment/assault allegations against public figures has revealed it’s that there is an accountability gap. On one hand we have people like Weinstein, Spacey, Lauer, Rose and the numerous lesser entertainment and … Continue reading

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World Series 2017 – So long and thanks

Perhaps it’s some form of Stockholm Syndrome but, while I wanted the Houston Astros to win, I didn’t want the Los Angeles Dodgers to lose. This is the first World Series I’ve watched the entire way (I missed one game), … Continue reading

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Now THAT is epic

A group in Canada have been playing D&D consistently together for 35 years: The game takes place on what Wardhaugh describes as an “alternate version of our Earth” which also includes the continent of Tolkein’s Middle Earth, picking up 400 … Continue reading

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Mass mutations, or common prejudice?

We need research into a developing phenomenon. Mankind is developing telepathy. People are able to read one another’s thoughts. We know what is going on in other people’s heads. Don’t believe me? Spend some time reading social-political editorials and social … Continue reading

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License to shrill

I was involved in discussion on social media recently in which someone made a post that was somewhat questionable but well-intentioned. The first commenters were somewhat surprised and questioned the poster’s sincerity, but things escalated from there, getting increasingly heated … Continue reading

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Coolness that looks cool

Even cooler than the gun itself is the visual component. But the whole thing is cool from a engineering POV. Tweet

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On leadership and dissent

Benjamin Runkle has penned a fascinating article detailing the first meeting of General John J. Pershing and Major George C. Marshall 100 years ago today during the early days of the AEF involvement in World War I. Pershing, upset with … Continue reading

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Do we really know?

These days it’s commonplace to judge someone based on a single post, a single statement, a single act. People have been condemned for a brief moment in time, in complete ignorance of everything else that has come before it. Who … Continue reading

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