Category: writing

  • War Is Over (If You Want It)

    One hundred years ago we were grinding our way between two world wars. The first one, coupled with a global pandemic, created the greatest loss of human life in history to that point. The second one would shatter that record. Two parts of the second one – the concentration camps of Germany and the atomic […]

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  • Trust

    The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. Ernest Hemingway Trust is the thing we have lost, and it is killing us. We trust no authority, a healthy impulse that has overgrown its usefulness, like taking too much medicine. We do not trust journalists, police officers, teachers, politicians, […]

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  • Sacred Place

    The concept of a sacred place can be a tough one for an atheist to grasp but it makes sense to me when Joseph Campbell explains it like this: I try to find a sacred place every day but only succeed two or three times a week. When I am there, I am glad that […]

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  • Las Vegas

    “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom; for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough.” William Blake American society is almost equally divided between two groups of people: those who work too hard, and those who don’t work hard enough. I am firmly entrenched in […]

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  • The Secret of Love

    It was too hot today to go outside. Inside is not a lot better. It seemed like a good day to record a song. I wrote this one a couple of weeks ago and liked it enough to get a quick sketch of it down for future reference. I doubt that I will include it […]

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