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Asimovian Diplomacy

The war in Europe — and specifically the tack the West has adopted to oppose it — reminds me of ideas I first encountered in the science fiction of Isaac Asimov. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit how much influence Isaac Asimov’s writing had on me. After reading Asimov’s Foundation series in the fall […]

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Serious Music: Is it all in the ear of the listener?

This post will stray from my usual fair, but my friend Jim Stubblefield, who works in the music industry, shared this article with me. As someone who studied music in higher education the topic compels me, so I’ve given it some thought. … songwriters and musicians regularly assert that music has been “devalued.” they’ve pointed […]

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How much smoke before she’ll call it a fire then?

“‘I’m not for impeachment,’ Pelosi says, potentially roiling fellow Democrats” https://a.msn.com/r/2/BBUDZTQ?m=en-us&referrerID= “… impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path because it divides the country. What could be more compelling than collusion with enemies, tax evasion, or […]