Monthly Archives: June 2011

Science: Weirder Than Any Religion

“People see me I’m a challenge to your balance I’m over your heads How I confound you and astound you To know I must be one of the wonders Of god’s own creation And as far as you see you … Continue reading

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The Most Pervasive Falsehoods are the Hardest to See: Proverbs IV

When the imagination makes this world a hell, it must make a heaven elsewhere. Avoid the abstract, prize the invisible. There is nothing in this world or the next that does not long for something. The most pervasive falsehoods are … Continue reading

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Jesus Weren’t No Christian

Back in college a fellow writer, named David Cohen, and I wrote an article about Elvis impersonator impersonators for the Harvard Lampoon‘s USA Today parody. The joke was that there were guys who idolized and impersonated not Elvis, but Elvis … Continue reading

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Slay the Predictor: Proverbs III

How often does paranoia pass for wisdom! We suffer more abuse from ideas than from people. Slay the predictor.

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Be wary of conversation with those who do not live within walking distance: Proverbs II

Be wary of conversation with those who do not live within walking distance. By sleeping, we say each day, “This world is not enough.” Tyranny through niceness—the worst kind. Prize the seeker above the knower. Wisdom is in the feet. … Continue reading

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Practice Being Perfect

practice being perfect like the moon or a stone falling

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God is a Work in Progress: Proverbs I

God is a work in progress. You are what you devote your time to. No task serves unless the doer has fallen in love with the doing. Our prison is our palace. Tyranny is paralysis. Remain true to your perplexity. … Continue reading

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