Rock The Western World Either Sadness or Euphoria

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When My Brother Came to Visit

Over the last weekend, my brother and sister-in-law came to visit. Dave and Amanda have not come down to see the house since we moved to Lexington. And that capped the whole family visiting...

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Please Help Puerto Rico

Although the news has not been as focused on the disaster of Hurricane Maria, the people of Puerto Rico need us. National news and cable news focused on Houston for days. Fundraisers flooded our television...

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Present Shock by Douglas Rushkoff

I first discovered Douglas Rushkoff when he wrote a comic book series called Testament. The book was decent idea-wise, beautiful art-wise, but did not really connect all of the dots. Nonetheless, I read Rushkoff’s...

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

When you go to a small liberal arts college in rural America, a trip to Walmart, Kmart, or Target became a big adventure. Many weekend nights would include a ride to Appleton to shop....

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William Penn, Short Cuts, and DACA

Justice William O. Douglas wrote that King Charles II adopted severe measures against noncomformists. One of those acts was the Conventicle Act of 1664. This forbade “conventicles” or religious assemblies of more than 5...