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"A Dictatorship of Relativism . . ."

8/23/14 – Cheyenne, WY – In 2005, Pope Benedict XVI said, “We are living in a world which has largely surrendered to a dictatorship of relativism. 208 more words

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A little more about Khans...

Is anyone else getting excited for Khans of Tarkir? Okay, so we’re Magic players and we get excited about any upcoming set but, still, Khans has a lot going for it: it’s a wedge set (but not block), there’s time travel, Sarkhan Vol and a unique draft structure… 1,239 more words

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California Dreaming - the west coast road trip

Just wrapped up a great vacation with my beautiful wife. We flew into SFO and took a road trip up to Portland. We’ve always wanted to drive the Pacific Coast Highway and it was a good excuse to visit California Wine country. 1,079 more words

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A biographer worries...

A big challenge for the biographer when his subject died in the trenches is, frankly, stylistic: should he/she go with the deepening muffled drums, the lugubrious blanket that descends on your prose as the end draws closer? 165 more words

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A biographer dreads...

A very successful biographer asked me how George Calderon died.  I replied that he disappeared in the smoke of battle.  ‘Ah,’ he said, ‘that’s lucky for you: you’ve got a clean ending, not long years of decline, dementia etc.’  As a technical observation, I suppose, that’s true.   127 more words

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The Legalization of Marijuana Bandwagon - and Liberal Obstinacy in the Face of The Facts

8/9/14 – CHEYENNE, WY – On June 26, 2014, I blogged about word coming from the Colorado Detox Network, which related that the latest DUI/DWI stats show an increased number – a doubling – of cases in Colorado in the last six months where marijuana was found in the blood of drivers killed in auto accidents. 466 more words

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What's happening to removal?

By now most of us are familiar with M15 – I’ve done a few drafts and attempted to put some new decks together – and are looking to build new decks and generally look towards the future, especially in terms of Standard. 1,779 more words

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