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On Adulation, Worship, Adoration, Veneration

On Adulation, Worship, Adoration, Veneration

By Apolinario Villalobos

To idolize, worship, adore, or venerate is to give respect and recognition to someone or something believed to be powerful and strong. 832 more words

Apolinario Villalobos

Banned Books Week 2015

Unlike Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian which is often banned due to its content (indeed, it was the most banned book in 2014), Alexie’s… 678 more words


#PrayingforUCC. And Doing Some Thinking.

It’s almost routine now for politicians, celebrities, media, and individuals to waste no time politicizing gun-related incidents of violence. Barely in the wake of the tragic martyrdom of 9 Christians at Umpqua Community College, even the President encouraged pointing the finger at his political opponents across the aisle—which, I have to admit, we’ve all been doing to some degree. 808 more words

My New Obsession: Regina Spektor

I was vaguely aware of Regina Spektor. I enjoyed her song Fidelity (If you’ve ever heard a Regina Spektor song, you’ve probably heard Fidelity), but I was mostly familiar with the song she did with Ben Folds, … 250 more words

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Salman Khan Madness

Once in a while we head to Big Bazaar to do our monthly shopping. This time it was madness. I like to park my car as close the the Big Bazaar exit gate as possible so that its easier to load everything into the car. 76 more words


Can't Stop the Rock

I have a fairly short train ride these days. I got on the train today, and all of the seats were full, so I was standing. 893 more words


Colbert’s Charisma

Is there a celebrity you totally admire and put on a pedestal? For me that’s Stephen Colbert, who, in my eyes, can do no wrong. I don’t get star struck easily but Colbert won me over with his sharp wit, charm, sense of humour and all round tongue-in-cheek personality. 805 more words

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