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On Rereading Burnbridge: A Reflection After Napping
“In a society
increasingly constructed on the power of the computer, one would be well
advised to hold fast the thought that the idea of God is the master algorithm.” ~ A.
Burnbridge, Particle and Wave: A
Navigational Guide to the Practical Transit of Light...

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Minor Meanderings
It has been my misfortune to be born this time around into
a country obsessively focused on the future and driven by its passion for
unrelenting progress toward that future. I say misfortune because, given my
nature, I seem so often consigned to the unhappy...

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Press Conference
In response to a few of the vexing questions no one’s ever
asked me: If music is a moral law, as Plato is reputed to have
written, then the most that can be said of our current popular music is that
even at its very best it is still a misdemeanor.   History...

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Reflections and Repetitions
Some leaders don’t leave a legacy, they leave a residue. “No,” she said. “It is not right. It is not liberty. It is
not freedom. It is not justice. And it will not be until we are all treated
equally, until we all enjoy real equality.” “Equality?” he said. ...

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From the Master Archive
Most likely from
the mid-seventies: reflections, deliberations, depressions, hopes, whinings…one
of a series..)       In the slow evening inside with cigarette smoke and coffee
and all the tiny maneuverings of a soul weary of the work world outside which
is...

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Immigrant Anniversary: A Vignette
The room was only half filled, and the stream of people
coming up the stairs showed no sign of abating. Smiling and happy, they
embraced the old couple at the head of the receiving line and wished them well.
"Another fifty, Uncle Tom. Congratulations. Congr...

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From the Master Archive
 Preface to the book I'll
likely no longer write: This is my book. I take responsibility for it. I wrote my book for several reasons,
any one of which would be adequate reason for writing a book, none of which is
quite accurate. In this life everything fals...

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An Autobiographical Note
A
breech birth, I was born ass backwards and have lived my life thus thereafter.
Disorienting though such a fate may seem, there are unique advantages to it. Had
I been native born --- aboriginal --- my tribe would have deemed me one touched
by the Spirit a...

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An Autobiographical Note
A
breech birth, I was born ass backwards and have lived my life thus thereafter.
Disorienting though such a fate may seem, there are unique advantages to it. Had
I been native born --- aboriginal --- my tribe would have deemed me one touched
by the Spirit a...

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Micturant Reverie
There
is some time yet before the bus arrives to take us home, rescued from the
bustle and the bells, returned to a simulacrum of serenity, a levelheaded dream
of sanity. As to my departure there is no urgency...but I am no longer young and
subject now to o...
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