Robespierre & Zebras on the Road to Damascus

Last week I wrote about placing one’s bet on what is real and what is not,…and sticking with it. Of course, by real, I meant what is important to you, what is worth believing in, fighting for, persuading others to get on board with, etc. After all, what could be more real
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Fate and The Tea Party of 1637: something to consider when you vote

In January, 1637, my ancestor, the Rev. John Wheelwright, gave a sermon to his congregation in Boston. His ‘Fast-Day Sermon’  lit a final match to what became known as the Free Grace Controversy (or Antinomian Crisis), and resulted in the Reverend’s and his more famous sister-in-
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Guns, Germs, Steel – and Holy Books

A number of reviewers have referred to As It is On Earth as a New England Story. Well,…yes and no. A good deal of the book actually involves Mexico; specifically, the Yucatan. I like their geographical shapes and orientation. But, more importantly, both New England and Mesoamerica fig
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Piss holes in a snowbank. This is another thing about eyes – some eyes, at least.

Last week, I wrote about seeing with instruments. That got me wondering again about what science shares with religion. Well,…”Jackson Pollock on the Mount” – the graying paint-spattered priest in As It Is On Earth – wonders as well. Sermonizing on the rationale
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