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Vacation Trials

We took a family vacation 2017-05-27 thru 2017-06-29, swinging around the western third of the USA. I was working remote during the entire trip, which set the stress levels a bit high just off the bat. The whole family came … Continue reading

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Fragments of the Hero’s Journey

After listening to quite a few Jordan B. Peterson lectures – perhaps a few too many if that is possible – I clambered up into my tree fort – though tree seat might be a better description – and wrote … Continue reading

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Chronicles of Everfall – Shadow of the Conqueror: Review and Feedback

This is a detailed review, response, and rebuttal of the fantasy book “Chronicles of Everfall – Shadow of the Conqueror” By Shad M. Brooks, abbreviated occasionally as SotC in this essay. It’s quite interesting to hear Shad describe himself as … Continue reading

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Open Wide Our Hearts: Thoughts

I support the substance of the letter in so far as it calls us to recognize the common dignity of all humanity before God.
I oppose the letter where it draws more from the tainted wells of identity politics and non-normalized statistics than it does from the Holy Scriptures. Continue reading

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Arguments for Tyranny

I’ve already made several forays into the realm of the nature of proper governance. Here’s the most extensive of them: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19rbQXwCG7az5DCV4Gc6YpIm-Vk1ZuunlRor0_407Gy8/edit?usp=sharing Which was itself heavily informed by the writings of one Frederic Bastiat, some of which passages I have commented … Continue reading

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Critical Damage and Random Numbers

So I was thinking about critical hits, where some attacks do much more damage than others. Normally, this is just a 2x or 3x bonus. But what if you wanted occasional 30 or 200 times the damage? And what if … Continue reading

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The Cross and the Atheist

As Chesterton so carefully hinted in “Orthodoxy”, Christ during the passion appears, for a moment, to approach atheism. From this, atheism appears a moral human response to deep suffering, fear, and isolation. This insight should alter how we think about … Continue reading

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Tryop and Feelings

Feelings feel manipulative. Like betrayal. Having come to understand the “agreeableness” personality trait, all of this comes into sharper focus. Tryop is an expression of a low agreeableness personality in a non-pathological way. Tryop is a way to tell people … Continue reading

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Householder

I received a book for Christmas this year (from my Mother, as is often the case) titled “Man of the House” by C.R. Wiley. Although I have not read the entire thing I have skimmed it deeply enough to gain … Continue reading

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Rules for Nodes

Abstract Ten Commandments 0: Granting freedom to sub nodes characterizes the most powerful node in the hierarchy. Recognize the global hierarchy root. 1: Flawed models of the node hierarchy are pathological. Abstain. 2: Freedom to abstain is a fundamental fractal. … Continue reading

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