Reality Check: David Bowie – 1947-2016

The task of philosophy is to teach the individual to become autonomous: not to ask, what is Being? but rather, what do I think about being, justice, physics, etc.

– John David Ebert

 

Strange fascination, fascinating me.

– David Bowie

 

One thing that must be said about David Bowie that …

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Reality Check: Guns – Money, Politics & Hyperbole

If my December 9 column, MASS SHOOTING IN SAN BERNARDINO, or as it is better known among the faithful, “Blah, blah, blah…” is any indication, I, nor anyone else, have anything new or particularly salient to say about guns and violence in this country. I have written at least 50 …

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Where There Is Hope…Vista: A Power Pop Pilgrim Endures, Survives And Prevails At 22

Hope – To desire with expectation of obtainment

Vista – A large number of things that may be possible in the future

 

She is aptly named.

Hope Vista.

It is the core of her being and the thrust of her music; both openly inspire while scanning new ground, what artistic …

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Rock Reads: A Holiday Guide For The Rock & Roll Literate

Looking for a celebration of music in words to stuff the stockings of the rock fan in your life?

 

The Youngs—The Brothers Who Built AC/DC—Jesse Fink (2015)

This is the story of the three young brothers that created, developed and eventually controlled one of the most successful and …

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Reality Check: In Defense Of Ebenezer Scrooge

A Christmas Plea For Leniency For A Misunderstood Freethinking Capitalist

 

Keep Christmas in your own way, and let me keep it in mine.

– Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

 

’Tis the season for forgiveness and empathy; which works both ways, bub. Caring for the less fortunate, …

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Reality Check: Unraveling The Mystery Of Two Millennia

In Praise Of The Christos Mosaic

Full disclosure; author Vincent Czyz is a dear friend and a frequent contributor to our monthly Readers Responses. Among his many qualities; he is a wonderful conversationalist and debater on all things, a fine dinner guest and an impeccable dresser. We have supported each …

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Reality Check: Mass Shooting In San Bernardino

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Reality Check: Apres Paris Le Deluge

Look, Ma, Everyone Has Gone Crazy…Again

 

Be afraid of the lame, they’ll inherit your legs

Be afraid of the old, they’ll inherit your souls

Be afraid of the cold, they’ll inherit your blood

Apres moi le deluge, after me comes the flood

– Regina Spektor

 

I think it was …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

I believe your flippant response to these, as you put it so flippantly, “weekly shootings” is disturbing. (NEW TWIST ON WEEKLY SHOOTING—Issue: 9/2/15) And not because as a reader of your weekly rants I think you put too much emphasis on the greater social and economic issues prevalent …

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Reality Check: This Revolution Is Televised

Pre-Holiday Conflict In The Republican Party Fuels Presidential Campaigns 

Word I’m getting from those on the inside is that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is back on the sauce. His drinking problem, which began to rear its ugly head around this time four years ago, has returned with a …

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