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Postmodernism isn’t post modernism

I have long been bothered by the notion of “postmodernism”. Outside of architecture it does not have a coherent definition. Applied to literature, culture, and philosophy it doesn’t come after modernism, modernism and postmodernism are contemporaneous and difficult to separate. … Continue reading

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Meet the New Boss Same as the Old Boss

“I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday Then I’ll get on my knees and pray … Continue reading

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Backpacking gear guide for the beginner, a bibliography

If you have answered a question by email more than once you should probably turn it into a blog post. This is the Boy Scout “Field Book” Which covers most everything outdoors related: http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/literature-media/handbooks/bsar-4th-edition-fieldbook.html Overview for beginning boyscouts: Boy Scout … Continue reading

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Racket

I was in Sam’s Club recently and saw that the Christmas Decorations and gift baskets are on display and for sale a full month before Halloween. I was reminded of a C.S. Lewis essay. Xmas and Christmas — A Lost … Continue reading

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The Moto X Sucks (The 2014 version)

Subtitle: FYI: Don’t buy a 2nd Gen Moto X. 1st Gen built like a tank, 2nd Gen built like a  Christmas ornament.   I have been with Republic Wireless for a year with a first gen moto x and loved every minute … Continue reading

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That’s the best the NSA has got?

“He was a San Diego cab driver who fled Somalia as a teenager, winning asylum in the United States after he was wounded during fighting among warring tribes. Today, Basaaly Moalin, 36, is awaiting sentencing following his conviction on charges … Continue reading

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A Better University Term Schedule

It seems that university term scheduling is broken. Why are summer terms relegated to second tier status if they are even included at all? With a standard 14 week plus one week break university semester you can comfortably fit in 3 equal … Continue reading

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Communion Devotional 2013/03/10

Jesus tells us: “I am the resurrection and the life” John 11.25 Early Christians switched the day of worship not to the day before the Sabbath, Friday, when Jesus was crucified but to the day after, Sunday, when he rose … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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Remember

Remember the Fifth of November.

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