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Beware the Ides of April

The Siege of Jerusalem (April 14, 70 CE) I cannot imagine how I would have felt on this date in 70 AD. As Tiberius Julius Alexander, the siege would have been a necessary evil. The Jewish rebellion had been going … Continue reading

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I was Joking about the LSD…

Stan Lee (December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) My daughter, Rosanna, reminded me that Stan Lee died in 2018. One must never speak ill of the dead. I’d originally randomized his chart to the time of 1:18 pm. Then … Continue reading

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Would You Know a Golem When You Meet One?

Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) Watching the preview ads for this latest animation film coming out on October 22nd, I am uncomfortably aware that this scenario is exactly what the future could hold for mankind. Now, David Icke would call this … Continue reading

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Is “Freedom” the New Slavery?

Rebellion and Revolution After reading 1984 yesterday, I realized that I neglected one of the Newspeak/doublethink phrases: Freedom is Slavery Then, today, I read the following from a Phineas Quimby article: The difference between rebellions and revolutions is this. Revolution … Continue reading

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So, That Leaves This Last Man Standing

Patrick Leahy (May 31, 1940) The extended comparison of Roman Emperors with United States Presidents leaves just one position unaccounted for: who would be the likely fourth person if history repeated itself. I’m not entirely sure Patrick Leahy is the … Continue reading

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Hypothetical Question: What Happens If History Repeats Itself?

The Year of Four Emperors (69 AD) It’s no exaggeration to suggest that the United States is going through a similar situation that the Roman Empire did in 69 AD. After Nero committed (assisted) suicide, four men in succession took … Continue reading

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Fingers Crossed: Is This the End of COVID-19?

COVID-19 Variants It’s Memorial Day weekend in the United States, and everyone is breaking out of the government control of their lives. (Last weekend in Canada we celebrated Victoria Day in much the same way, even though those of us … Continue reading

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Are We O-Bligh-ed to Look at These Two?

William Bligh (September 9, 1754 – December 7, 1817) Normally, I relish the chance to explore relationships between ‘enemies’ but the relationship between William Bligh and Fletcher Christian is quite nuanced, and therefore difficult to read. The timing of this … Continue reading

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Something in the Air? The Age of Rebellion

Mutiny on the Bounty (April 28, 1789) “Louis the 16th was the King of France in 1789” (Allan Sherman “You Went the Wrong Way, Old King Louis”). The beginning of the French Revolution happened in the same year. In the … Continue reading

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Today is Unusual: My Mind is a Blank Slate

What Shall I Write? Of course, I could always fall back on a good source: my dreams. Last night’s was interesting in that I returned to it after several conscious moments tending to the toilet and calming our two dogs’ … Continue reading

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