Monthly Archives: May 2017

“The Federation of the World”

Tennyson said “Locksley Hall” expresses “…young life, its good side, its deficiencies, and its yearnings.” I’m inclined to believe him, partly because I was young when I first read the poem. A half-century later, these are still among my favorite … Continue reading

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More Than a 3-Day Weekend

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. It’s equivalent to Dodenherdenking in the Netherlands, or Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations. The holiday’s original purpose was to honor those who have been killed while serving in our nation’s military. That’s still the … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Whirligig Icebergs

Climate change is still in the news. Don’t worry, I won’t rant about impending doom, or say that Earth’s climate isn’t changing. This planet’s climate has been changing for several billion years. I’d be astounded if it stopped changing now. … Continue reading

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Death in Manchester

(From European Press Agency , via BBC News, used w/o permission.) (“Thousands attended a vigil in Manchester earlier” (BBC News) Manchester is England’s second-largest urban center, in terms of population. At around 10:30 Monday night, something like 21,000 folks — … Continue reading

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