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Winnebago Man or The Angriest Man in the World

I left the theater last night feeling both heavy and empty.  This documentary caused me to laugh the hardest I have laughed in quite awhile.  At the same time, however, it forced me to reflect upon life in a profoundly sobering way. The subject of the documentary, a flamboyantly articulate septuagenarian,  began life with a clear […]

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An Excerpt from “Brothers Karamazov”

“I shall be told, perhaps, that Alyosha was stupid, undeveloped, had not finished his studies, and so on.  That he did not finish his studies is true, but to say that he was stupid or dull would be a great injustice.  I’ll simply repeat what I have said above.  He entered upon this path only […]

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Fighting Terror with Terror

The Dutch pacifist, Bart de Ligt, promoted the idea that revolutions can not adopt the means of their oppressors without also adopting the ends of their oppressors (i.e., becoming oppressors themselves). In the recent fictional film, Avatar, the commanding officer of a Blackwater-esque mercenary force shockingly declares that they will have to “…fight terror with terror…” […]

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I Don’t Like Coldplay

I’ve never liked Coldplay.  I’ve always been indifferent to Coldplay.  That is until I heard the uncanny similarities between one of their hit songs (bonus points for anyone who can name the Coldplay song, because I can’t) and Kraftwerk’s “Computer Love.”  Kraftwerk’s song is my favorite song in the entire world.  My indifference towards Coldplay […]

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Most Prophetic Album

“The Times They Are A-Changin’” by Bob Dylan “Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For […]

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Dungen

Allow me to take a few seconds to tell you about my new favorite band: Dungen. I only have listened to “4.”  However, from that record, alone, I can tell that this is a band who understands what I subscribe to, musically.  A touch of metal, a touch of jazz, infectiously peculiar melodies, and other-worldly […]

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“Legend Of A Girl Child Linda” by Donovan

“I will bring you gold apples and grapes made of rubies That have shone in the eyes of a prince of the breeze. Bright cascading crystals, they danced in the sand dunes On the beach of no footprints to harpsichord tunes. A throne of white ivory, a gown of white lace Lies still in the […]

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“The Great Speckled Bird”

What a beautiful thought I am thinking, Concerning a great speckled bird. Remember her name is recorded, On the pages of God’s Holy Word. All the other birds flocking ’round her And she is despised by the squad. But the great speckled bird in the Bible Is one with the great Church of God. All […]

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Take a moment for fun

I found the following randomly on www.facebook.com: “What would your own album look like if you were in a band? Follow the directions below and find out 1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. 2 – Go to Quotations […]

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Awning by Charles Harlan

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