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For Solomon Burke

In the midst of our railing against religion, it can be easy to forget the human heart that lies within its crumbling machinery. I have long been a lover of traditional gospel music, particularly the kind that developed among African-American … Continue reading

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Collecting Dust

Some people collect stamps – famed portraits in miniature or paper windows opening upon far-flung places to which they never will carry reports of illnesses, miraculous recoveries, unexpected deaths, or funerals one wished to attend, short courtships and long engagements, … Continue reading

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Only The Cat Will Remember

When, at last, all these false lights tire of pressing at the patient dark and, flickering unstoked, expire, one by one, ‘til Jupiter’s spark, the sun, the moon, the stars entire, Pole-girding Aurora’s jade arc, the bioluminescent fire, Vulcan’s spittle … Continue reading

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Hitching Post

It seems, as of late, that Christopher Hitchens has been far more in the public eye than ever before. No matter how brilliantly reasoned and skillfully delivered are his many arguments, Hitchens’ mortality appears to be a topic of vastly … Continue reading

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Descartes’ Charioteer

René Descartes gazed with awe upon the Specter of Doubt he’d raised, but wept when he saw It swallow L’Esprit de L’Âge in Its unremitting maw. * * * Enslaved then until his death, he built It a chariot christened … Continue reading

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Zeno’s Travelogue (Part 2)

(Continued from Zeno’s Travelogue – Part 1) Deliberate walking has, arguably, been around since long before genus homo diverged from its more simian predecessors. Such activity is also not peculiar to primates. Consider the recreational inquisitiveness of a housecat allowed … Continue reading

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Zeno’s Travelogue (Part 1)

Just the other day, I stumbled across the following article, almost lost in the endless feed of one among various social media sites to which I’m mildly addicted: The Traffic Guru I do not post this merely to entice you … Continue reading

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