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A Stolen Faith

Today is another stolen holiday, spent on stolen land.

I’ve been pondering the notions of entitlement and privilege while readying our house for sale.  There is nothing quite like middle class real estate these days to challenge any notions of what value is and what it isn’t. 440 more words

Some thoughts after the metal festival (on Friday).

Friday was fun. I went to the bank before heading down to Worcester and it looks like they finally fixed my card. I wasn’t particularly happy with the way one of the tellers was talking to me.  1,202 more words


Generation 22, 1540-1560. Ideas updated and assimilated

This generation saw the appearance of the scientific revolution in three books, each epoch-making in its way.

The first was by Andries van Wezel from Flanders. 905 more words

Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition & Black Crown Initiate @ Irving Plaza on 4/19/14

Just got in from seeing Behemoth @ Irving Plaza with the wife. Incredible set by them – they were stronger than all of the other acts that played tonight. 292 more words


The Portrayal of Witches

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble. 
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes. 

Most of us are familiar with these words from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and with the gruesome hags that stir the cauldron. 417 more words

The Black Hours

Metal Alliance 2014 Tour Review - Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate

Last Sunday, I headed up to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco with a great deal of anticipation. This year’s Metal Alliance tour, featuring a bill that ranged from buzz-worthy but unsigned Black Crown Initiate to the behemoth that is Behemoth, seemed like it might well be the package tour of the year. 861 more words


The new Inquisition by intolerant leftist Torquemadas

Victor Davis Hanson,  JWR

What if you believed that the planet might not have warmed up the last two decades, even though carbon emissions reached all-time highs? 221 more words