Of Magic and Music Snobbery

By JasonMichaelCleaveland / July 14, 2011

“I don’t ever want to understand the science that makes those work,” she said with that sly, half cocked grin of a child dazed by the wonders of the universe. “I want them to remain just as they are right now, magic.” This comment was of course in reference to the fireworks crackling overhead just…

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Doped up: The careless misapplication of psychotropic medications in today’s youth

By JasonMichaelCleaveland / February 12, 2011

The Deputy Juvenile Officer, the representative of the court, diligently scribbled notes into the boy’s file while the child’s case manager, the person in charge of navigating the murky waters of the state’s foster-care system droned on about attention seeking misbehaviors and individualized education plans (IEPs). The drab décor of the courthouse room reflected the…

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Morality Hath No Place In Faith

By JasonMichaelCleaveland / November 9, 2010

Since the dawn of humanity, man has sought to somehow account for those things which he cannot otherwise account for. Early civilizations created myths to help them to understand the nature of their surroundings, and to provide solace in the rather harsh reality people of the time found themselves in. As time wore on, the…

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On Google and Our Inability to Form Original Thoughts

By JasonMichaelCleaveland / October 10, 2010

Google the words “perception quotes”. Now, invest twenty minutes reading the diverse information the search engine brings back. The breadth of those having something to say about the limits to human perception is vast. For thousands of years the majority of the human race has operated their lives in a vacuum, oblivious to the experience…

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I am Here

By JasonMichaelCleaveland / January 13, 2009

And so it begins.

This little foray into the blogosphere is underway and frankly, it freaks me out just a little bit. I have always had this little idea in the back of my mind that I had something to say. I had a tendency to say whatever it was that I had to say out loud and usually out of turn.

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