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An atheist’s Easter confession

I’ve been an avowed atheist for decades. I’ve always found the Bible and the story of Jesus incredible in the true sense of the word — not credible. Perhaps that accounts for some of the “D” grades I got in “Conduct” in Catholic school. But I have a confession to make, pun intended. Every year […]

Loco Lawsuits: God v. Chrissie Hynde

As noted in a prior post, sometimes litigants claim to be God. There’s one such lawsuit I didn’t mention in that post because it’s one of my favorites. And, once again, it’s from a Pennsylvania federal court.

“Joseph Mallon, God” filed 11 separate lawsuits in 1992. The defendants included Harvard Law School, the People of […]

Nothing is forever. Goodbye, Chick

I read late yesterday afternoon that Chick Corea died this week at age 79. I’m deeply saddened, almost to the point of tears.

Like perhaps many of my generation, I learned of Chick Corea when he played with jazz fusion powerhouse Return to Forever. I saw Return to Forever at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in […]

Goodbye Walter

Those of you of a certain era will know that Walter Becker, a co-founder of Steely Dan, died Sunday. Steely Dan seems to be one of those bands you like — or you detest. I was a big fan.

Lke most people my age, the first Steely Dan music I heard was in late 1972-early […]

Book Review: The Show That Never Ends by David Weigel

All right, I owned or own six Emerson Lake and Palmer LPs, six Yes LPs, King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King, three (yes, three!!) Rick Wakeman solo albums and a handful of other progressive rock albums. There’s probably a half dozen or more such albums on my iPod right now. Caught up […]