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Rush and the Passing of the “Golden Era”

Despite all the polls that dominate the Rush fan boards these days, I’m still thinking, and when it’s about Rush (and it’s not about how cool a given song/album/part was!) … it’s about the divide that I still place around Signals and P/G. It’s not that the albums after Signals were lesser albums – you [...]

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Reaching across the divides

I need to remember to reach across the divides that exist between myself and others as often as possible, paying attention to the important things and ignoring the little differences being used to keep us apart. I’m on Facebook and other social mediums, and because I despise most extremist forms of expression, it’s easy for [...]

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Hope, 2018

One of the things I’m most afraid of, watching all the screeching and shrieking over petty politics, along with true horror, is that I’ll forget that redemption is possible. We look at all the people committing violent acts over political differences… and compare them to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. And we see them as [...]

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Poetry: Candle

I know I was there I feel the memories Like rain on glass But they killed me Created a ghost With cloth and emptiness And a pen I can still see And hear And feel And write But none of it matters To them Even though I think it should.

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Poetry: Submerge

I love life best beneath the waves Where I can weep openly And nobody is obligated to care Or know

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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan posted a video to his Twitter feed, where he compared Jews to termites. (He said: “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite,” when talking about Jews who dislike him and say so.) There are a lot of people now calling for a denunciation of Mr. Farrakhan – and I’m not [...]

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It’s not like anyone’s ever asked me to run for office, but if they did, I wouldn’t. There’s no way it’d be a productive use of my time. I wouldn’t win. I couldn’t win, actually. I wouldn’t be able to convince myself to go along with the scummy campaigning mechanisms, putting my opponents in stupid [...]

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Managing Social Capital

There are a lot of authors who talk about managing social capital, especially in terms of relationships… but from what I can see, most people fail to apply the rules of social capital beyond personal relationships, even if they’re wise enough to manage how they interact with their significant others. It also turns out that [...]

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Rush After Signals: What Happened?

On Facebook, a user in a Rush fan page asked if anyone else found Rush after Signals difficult to enjoy. There’s been a lot of commentary on the topic, much of it not really useful to me; most of it is dissent or agreement, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but they don’t add anything [...]

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Poetry: Unity

If everyone believes as I do, With whom would I argue? From whom would I learn? With what light would I grow?

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