The Shuffle of Destiny

It's been a lot of years since I regularly used the shuffle feature when listening to music. I know some people still do this, and it seems likely that I'll get some vehement pushback from enthusiastic present-day shufflers, but we all know Peak Shuffle happened years ago. Streaming radio services, however carefully curated by you, … Continue reading The Shuffle of Destiny

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There Were Days Between

There were days, there were days, There were days between. Summer flies and August dies, And the world grows dark and mean. Comes a shimmer of the moon On dark, infested trees; Singing man is at his song, The holy on their knees, The reckless are out wrecking, The timid plead their pleas. No one … Continue reading There Were Days Between

XVI. The Dancing Politician

So now that we've gone through fifteen of these and might be starting to think we've gotten a feel for what these hexagrams are like and what they're all about, the ancient I Ching proves itself to possess an advanced sense of humor with the sixteenth. In it, we encounter something of a different character … Continue reading XVI. The Dancing Politician