Category Archives: Musings

WRITER’S BLOCK

Was I too harsh in my comments about the muse that abandoned me? At times words gush from my keyboard as water from an open hydrant. The experience having a drought of ideas or productivity gnaws upon my sense of … Continue reading

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CAN’ T WE ALL GET ALONG?

My wife raises chickens. She orders them from a mail order catalogue. The catalogue illustrates the large variety of different breeds that are available. Within less than twenty four hours of placing an order the baby chicks arrive in a … Continue reading

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WHEN MY MUSE HAS FORSAKEN ME

My muse has cruelly abandoned me. It almost seems that she has become my enemy, a green eyed, fanged monster who blocks my intent. What does Erato want from me? It is not that I lack ideas. Dozens flit through … Continue reading

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INTEGRITY VERSUS DESPAIR

I have often quipped that Freud and Jung were the great myth makers of the twentieth century. Both proposed broad theories of human behavior that were highly speculative and rife with conjecture. Yet, myths often convey powerful allegorical truths. The … Continue reading

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FATHER, ON THIS FATHER’S DAY, I SALUTE YOU

Father dear Father. Words hardly begin to express the love, gratitude, admiration, and respect I have for you; I feel for you. On this father’s day, What more could a son ask for than a father such as you? I … Continue reading

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CONTEXT

Recently I have been receiving a blog involving historical events. Each event has an appended quiz regarding happenings in the past. Obviously, the author of the blog is a younger historian. Almost all of the events he presents occurred in … Continue reading

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH “THE OCTOGENARIAN”

Listen to internet radio with vcubed on BlogTalkRadio On Saturday, May 5, 2013, I had the pleasure of interviewing “The Octogenarian” along with his long time friend, Dr. Jim Skalicky. We hope you enjoy this interview. ============================================================== By the end … Continue reading

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OF BUFFALO DUNG

In Spanish the word Tonto means stupid. The radio program, The Lone Ranger, had its debut during the nineteen twenties. In that era it was assumed that indigenous peoples were not as intelligent as Caucasians. In the decade of my … Continue reading

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IS MARRIAGE OBSOLETE? (II)

Recently the New York Times carried an editorial about poverty in schools. The article maintained that children raised in poverty were traumatized. As a result they became sad, distracted, aggressive and tuned out. Chaos reigned and the most disruptive students … Continue reading

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IS MARRIAGE OBSOLETE?

In the middle of the last century most women postponed pregnancy until they were married. This was true whether they were rich or poor, college educated or not or belonged to different ethnic groups. During those years the coupling of … Continue reading

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