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[17 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on world tour | ]

I was recently checking a weather map of Central Tennessee, and I started noticing the names of the towns; some I knew were there, some I didn’t.  By the time I had adjusted the map somewhat, in view between the towns of Lebanon (ironic in its own right, if it weren’t for the additional linguistic miracle that it is pronounced more like the region in Tolkien’s Middle Earth called Lebennin) and Cookeville are the towns of Alexandria, Sparta, Mt. Ararat, Macedonia, Antioch, Phillipi, Carthage, and Rome.  The further irony is …

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[29 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on they are a-changin’ | ]

From CNN:
“Reagan had an immense faith in the power of ideas. But there has been a counter, more populist tradition, which is not only to scorn liberal ideas but to scorn ideas entirely.”
I think this is one of the best descriptions of the current state of the Republican Party (and it is by a conservative commenter, in case you’re not inclined to read the article).  People who vote GOP and hail Reagan as their standard-bearer often are wildly off history when it comes to what it is they vote for.  …

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[19 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

So I’m looking at all things prime – I’m fascinated by prime numbers – and I run across one of the most interesting things, especially given my penchant for apocalyptic information.  I don’t know why I feel the need to throw a Photoshop piece together.  I guess I wanted the drama of seeing it to hit you, The Viewer, rather than reading it in a simple non-serif font (but now I’m thinking of this for a tattoo).  I’ve also been playing Doom 3.  Anyway, I’ve grown up with legions of …