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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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Believe All Women, yes, but demand evidence.

BELIEVE ALL WOMEN! Ohio University Student Senate member who claimed to have received death threats arrested for making false alarms … this is why “believe all women” is such a ridiculous statement. It’s a worthwhile sentiment – one doesn’t need to dismiss claims just because they’re… there – but hoaxes and false allegations are painfully [...]

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Cherry Audio has a modular softsynth, called “Voltage.” It’s currently (as of October 8, 2018) $150, in a bundle that includes the core product, plus 69 modules as well as an additional set of percussion modules and settings for the synthesizer. It looks like it’s a competitor for four softsynths with which I have varying [...]

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The Story of my Hand

Back in October 2016, I had a hospital stay, with surgery for an infection in my right thumb. In some ways, it’s not that big of a deal, in other ways it was a very big deal – they used terms like “life-threatening” after the surgery was successful. There’ve been some long-term effects, some physical, [...]

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Irony

Irony is immersing yourself in “Ready Player One” while everything’s going on around you. (I missed a landing while watching the end of the movie, even though I’ve seen it before.)

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