Author Archives: Brian H. Gill

About Brian H. Gill

I'm a sixty-something married guy with six kids, four surviving, in a small central Minnesota town. I mostly write and make digital art. I'm only interested in three things: that which exists within the universe; that which exists beyond; and that which might exist.

Pope Francis in Iraq: Peace, Prayer and a Sign of Hope

I’ve been listening to Vatican News coverage of the Pope’s trip to Iraq. Watching, too. All 53 minutes and 42 seconds of that video. I’d have preferred seeing more of the medal presented to Iraqi authorities. And the speeches were … Continue reading

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Christopher Marlowe and His World

I’d started writing about soliloquies in Marlowe’s “Dr. Faustus….” That reminded me of film noir and the Gunpowder Plot. So today I’ll be discussing Christopher Marlowe, but mostly his era: Elizabethan England. Along with European politics and whatever else comes … Continue reading

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Texas Power Failure: Winter Storm Uri (and Minnesota)

A winter storm was moving across North America a couple weeks back. By February 15, when The Texas Tribune posted Miguel Gutierrez Jr.’s photo of Austin’s Interstate 35 near Stassney Lane, we were dealing with sub-zero (Fahrenheit) temperatures and serious … Continue reading

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Sauk Centre’s Adoration Chapel: (Not) Back to Normal

My town’s Eucharistic Adoration chapel isn’t back to normal. But it’s getting there. We’ve been limited to scheduled folks only, two individuals/households max, with face masks, using hand sanitizer and keeping six feet apart. Now it’s the same thing, but … Continue reading

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