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Ghosts

by on October 31, 2016

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It’s Halloween. I stayed home sick and in bed most of the day. I’ve been a mess of fever and snot and exhaustion, but whenever I stay home sick, I always want to write because just lying around feels like wasting time- of which, I never seem to have enough these days. So, here we have it. Ghosts.

I think my MySpace account still exists. Not that I’ve logged into it in years, but I’ve simply refused to get rid of it because there are some photos from a lifetime ago that I’ve still got emotional ties to. That makes me sound like a hoarder of sorts. A digital one, if you will. I’m not the only one. In fact, I know a few people who are paying for cloud storage to keep things they’ll never touch again. At least I’m not that bad.

Talking to God

Talking To God: Clocks

by on September 20, 2016

Talking to GodTime makes no sense to me. I mean, I get the concept and can even read an analogue clock, set an alarm, mostly wake up with it and so on, but the pace at which time moves completely bewilders me. It isn’t consistent. It moves far too quickly at all the wrong times and refuses to budge far too often. It isn’t fair, and I have a strong sense of justice, so of course, I often protest this inequity. Particularly when my phone barks at me to end a nap. So, I decided to ask The Almighty about this, to see what He had to offer on the topic.

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On Repeating History, or Learning From Your Bloody Mistakes

by on August 24, 2016

vMshorter“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
– George Santayana, The Life of Reason

Variations of this quote have been tossed around since it was first penned in 1905- all of them reminding us that the historically ignorant are doomed to its repetition. It’s like a sadder version of that excellent movie Groundhog Day, starring the talented Bill Murray, or like that poor man Sisyphus- forever condemned to push a boulder uphill and never delivering it to any destination. Things apparently happen over and over again until we learn our lessons. We all know that reality is cyclical in so many ways, like seasons and the rising and setting of the sun and the fact that there is always laundry waiting to be washed. Must events of the past echo into the future of the uninformed?

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