Congratulations! You are now the Mayor of the Ministry of Truth

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Back in 1948, little Georgie Orwell wrote a book that imagined a world where people where the government rules supreme over all aspects of the life of the citizenry. “Dystopian” and “Oligarchic” are a couple of words that are often bandied about when Nineteen Eighty-Four and many a shitty high-school book report has discussed the growth of a strong Federal …

Our [insert name] is an awesome [insert name]

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Last week when I was heading out from the house, I drove past a rather thought-provoking sign in front of a church (I know “thought-provoking” along with “clever but wholesome” pretty much encompasses all of what most church signs try and pull off, but go with me here) that said “New Year, Same God.” That really got me thinking. Sure, …

Whump, jog, jog

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Picture this: a random, well-mannered person is walking along, going about their business. Suddenly, as if snatched by a hidden hand from the depths of the Earth itself, said person trips. Rather than gracefully fall or recover, this individual instead expands the spectacle and turns the trip into what appears to be an intentional spontaneous bout of running: a gentle …

Habitual Creature

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“Woke up, fell out of bed Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup And looking up I noticed I was late” –The Beatles (A Day in the Life) A routine, I haz it. As much as I would like to believe that I have spontinatiy coursing through my entire existence, I have recently …

That old rugged chair

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I’d like to preface this entry with a disclaimer. If you are at all religious and/or are offended easily, you’d better stop reading right here. Are they gone yet? OK, I’ll proceed. This weekend I had the very fortunate opportunity to attend the wedding of two friends. It was a lovely small service in a quaint wedding chapel and that …