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Notes from 2017 – The war on what???

Piety and commercialism, two unlovely attributes, are rampant at this time of year, so it’s time for my annual Christmas history post. If you search on “Christmas” here, you’ll find some interesting info on things like the Ghostly Christmas tree … Continue reading

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Notes from 2017, part 1

This morning, at 2:44 am local time, the still point of the turning world became even more still. Like the gap between the end of an outbreath and the next inbreath, the earth paused.  From the depth of our longest … Continue reading

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Back / Bart to the Future

Homer is beginning to see what even those who voted for him will learn – probably sooner than later – that we’ve all been screwed by a con man and pathological liar, who cares no more for us than he cared for the students he bilked at Trump University. Continue reading

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Timely quotes from Reinhold Niebuhr

Neibuhr’s best known work, however, is the Serenity Prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Continue reading

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Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. – from “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen Those who know Leonard Cohen’s poetry, music, novels, and songs, know … Continue reading

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The Goat Speaks

Originally posted on witchlike:
? Oh, you silly, silly humans. Why all the nail biting, my dears? Clearly, at the beginning of this World Series, I promised you I would lift the curse.  I signed the agreement with my hoof…

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Send in the….

Displacement: Psychiatry A psychological defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute. Any questions?

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Almost four years ago, I posted Change is the Only Constant, a discussion of the December, 2012 report of the National Intelligence Council, a consortium of the 16 major U.S. intelligence agencies. Since 1997, they have issued comprehensive reports on … Continue reading

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