Category Archives: random musings

All You Need Is Love?

I was having a discussion with a couple of people on the Facebook page of our local Unitarian Church — people that I’ve known for a couple of years. They’re of the opinion that one ought to “Love Everybody. No … Continue reading

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I’ll Just Leave This Here…

I don’t want to email my minister about this. She’s new, I’ve already been disagreeable to her once, and I already mentioned the current topic to her (in a nice way) a couple of weeks ago. What I told her … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Analysis

No, I’m not talking about psychoanalysis; this is about physics. And I’m not a physicist, so I may be wildly off-base. I’m strictly an amateur armchair physics aficionado (AAPA for short). But I do think about stuff. In electronic music, … Continue reading

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Grains of Sand

A friend of mine is boycotting Amazon. His reasons for doing so seem unimpeachable. I’ve read that Amazon abuses its workers, and I’m sure that’s true. Local businesses suffer when people buy online. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is obscenely rich, … Continue reading

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Tumbling Dice

I played a lot of board games and card games when I was in high school. Haven’t done much gaming since then, but games have always fascinated me. Recently I discovered and started exploring the world of modern board and … Continue reading

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Who Are You, Really?

I’m still trying to grapple with the attacks on Reverend Todd Eklof and his book The Gadfly Papers. In late June an Open Letter was released deploring the book. The Open Letter has now been signed by more than 400 … Continue reading

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Hoping for Clarification

As I noted last month, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) has issued an official letter of censure against Reverend Todd Eklof. My earlier post contains the entire text of the letter, together with my comments on it. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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The View from Here

I’m strictly an amateur armchair cosmology fanboy. If I wanted to do the math that physicists do, I’d have to spend five or six years studying full-time, and even then it would be a struggle. But it’s fun to think … Continue reading

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The Sleep of Reason

Sometimes I have to think about things for a while, in a vague and disorganized way, before what’s bugging me snaps into focus. As I’ve continued to mull over the controversy within which the Unitarian Universalist community has lately become … Continue reading

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Sync or Swym

Carl Jung was either the mystic for psychologists or the psychologist for mystics, take your pick. For reasons that will become apparent in a moment, I recently tackled his essay on synchronicity. After 50 pages or so, I’ve been forced … Continue reading

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