Another Synaptic Holiday History: From the Resurrection to the Rabbit

For two thousand years, Christians have been debating many of their faith’s most basic doctrines, sometimes waging destructive wars over what to outsiders might seem like tiny points of difference. There is an oft heard claim that there are thirty-three thousand Christian denominations, each one claiming to have the correct understanding of religious truth. This […]

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Fiction: At Dawn, the Rains

I Ana lowered the burlap-wrapped bundle into the small hole in the ground and then stepped back to where her two companions stood.  Moriah had been a faithful friend to her, and she felt a pang of guilt over what she’d had to do.  But with the hour of reckoning upon them it was really […]

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Another Synaptic Holiday History Part 4: A Fairy Tale They Say, The Long, Strange History of the Snowman

Bing Crosby dreamed of a White Christmas and Dean Martin implored us to Let it Snow. Commuters and those with driveways to shovel might take issue with these holiday anthems, but I suspect most do so with far less vitriol during the Christmas season. After all, what would the holiday be like without pictures of […]

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Another Synaptic Holiday History Part 3: More Rapid than Eagles…The Story of Santa’s Reindeer

As a young boy, I often found myself confused as to how Santa Claus could get around the world and deliver toys to virtually every home in a single night. A very rational question that has backed more than a few parents into corners trying to defend their collective ruse. Well, the answer is obvious, […]

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The Superhero’s Journey

“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely“ -Lord Acton “…with great power there must also come — great responsibility!“ -Ben Parker Like many other kids, I often imagined what my life would be like if I had superpowers. A lot of my time in school (a truly great location to daydream about being somewhere else) […]

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