The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I have a German last name, and because of that I have always taken the events that led up to, and occurred during, World War II very seriously. Growing up, I was fascinated by the Diaries of Anne Frank and all things related to concentration camps. I was proud of the fact that my father …

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The LDS Church performs a wide variety of ordinances, some of which are called saving ordinances, which they believe are required for salvation. One such ordinance is called sealing, and it seals you to spouses and other family members for all eternity. Fine and dandy and more power to them, I say. Everyone is entitled …

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Here in Jacksonville, Florida, we have a high school named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, a confederate general who led the massacre of African American union soldiers at Fort Pillow and was one of the earliest members of the Ku Klux Klan. That school was named based on the recommendations of the Daughters of the Confederacy, …

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Sneaky Memes

The View from a Drawbridge

/meem/ n. [coined by analogy with `gene’, by Richard Dawkins] An idea considered as a replicator, esp. with the connotation that memes parasitize people into propagating them much as viruses do. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/meme I’d never even heard the term meme until I got a Facebook account, but they certainly are like parasites. More and more I’ve …

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