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“I have tried in my way to be free” -Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Arlo had just drifted off to sleep when I received word that Leonard Cohen, one of my favorite musicians, had passed away at the age of 82. And, now, I’m just laying here beside my son, in the dark, listening to Songs of Hate quietly while he sleeps. I don’t know that it’s Cohen’s best […]

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Tom Hayden, famed ’60s anti-war activist, dies at 76

I just woke up to find that Tom Hayden passed away last night. Here, for those of you who may have missed it the first time around, is our discussion from 2012, which, sadly, I’ve yet to finish my transcription of. You can still listen to it, though. Earlier this evening, I had the occasion […]

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Leaving the command of the USS Enterprise and promptly dying: The Jeffrey Hunter story

There’s important stuff that I should be writing about tonight, stuff that I know would earn a lot of “likes” on social media and give rise to some good, meaningful conversation, but, since re-watching the first few episodes of Start Trek the other night with the kids, I’ve gone down a bit of a rabbit […]

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Gene Wilder is gone, and there will never be another

I know it’ll likely come across as untrue, as it sounds like the kind of thing someone would make up in the wake of a famous person’s death, but I was just thinking about Gene Wilder. I mean I was literally thinking about him a few days ago, and not just in trivial, passing kind […]

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Could this impending battle over the Supreme Court tear our nation apart?

I was thinking today about the little events that influence global politics, and all of our lives. Had Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s car not taken a wrong turn at the junction of Appel quay and Franzjosefstrasse in Serbia on that day in 1914, passing in front of a loitering 19-year-old Gavrila Principe, who just happened to […]

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