Entertainment Politics

The Tide is Turning

The Tide is Turning is what I felt on discovering that the Democrats had won such a major victory in the midterms. It took a few days to sink in, but it is a sentiment that I echoed to many people who lamented that the Senate did not flip to Democratic during the midterms. The …

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Remembering Tom Petty

I am very nearly without words today. It takes great effort to even think in words. Melodies and harmonies are all that are running through my head. I cried when we lost George Harrison. Despaired when Prince died too young. But those are just the wounds that spring to mind because they are contextual. Revived …

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Atheism Humor

Atheist Hymnal

This popped up on Facebook as part of that sometimes annoying sometimes revealing On This Day function they’ve incorporated. Atheist Song – First hymnal for Atheists, FreedomTuners, Published on May 13, 2010 I had forgotten about this song having run across it so long ago. Not to argue with the joke involved in the song …

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Family Philosophy

Watching the Wheels Go Round & Round

“No longer riding on the Merry-go-round, I just had to let it go.“ This is probably as close as I will ever get to a themesong.  It describes perfectly (even though I don’t hear it very well any longer) the recurring theme of my life. Always and for as long as I continue to draw …

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Philosophy Politics Religion

Pharisee vs. Christian

Christian is another one of those things that isn’t a thing (because there is no one set of beliefs that all christians, or even a majority of christians, will agree upon and practice in their daily lives) but comparative labeling is sometimes illuminating. I’ve been about half paying attention to the little farce that is …

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Atheism Family Holiday

Christmas Music

As a general rule, I avoid it like the plague.  There hasn’t been any Christmas music worth listening to since Bing Crosby gave up his crooning license (number 8 on this list of 25 best Christmas albums of all time) back in the days of my youth.  Still, every now and then there is a …

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Holiday Humor

Christmas Card Humor

This is the year for updates. This one was first published by me in 2005.  Back in those bad-old days, people would want to share things and have no place to do it. Frequently these items were placed on their company servers unbeknownst to the all-powerful system administrators (praise them!) and then emailed widely, opening …

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Family Philosophy

My Shambala

A friend of mine on Facebook posted a link to a version of Shambala a bit ago.  I can (and do) appreciate his posts, but for me there is only one version of Shambala. I say sorry Jim, because Three Dog Night’s Shambala was part of an 8track of hits that they played at the …

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Television

Redefining Piracy

Huffington Post Tech artcile I know I’m wasting my time here, because the entertainment giants have all stacked the decks in their favor and defined piracy as any activity that they don’t approve of, but just how many of these legally defined ‘pirates’ profit from their activity? Would have the money to pay for the …

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