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Several decades back, while I was living with my parents in Moorhead, Minnesota, a radio announcer read the day’s weather forecast. Nothing unusual about that. The forecast was another matter. As I recall, the National Weather Service was telling us … Continue reading
My Fourth of July plans include watching an episode or two of Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man, contemplating the whichness of what while sitting on the front stoop, relaxing and getting a few chores done. And enjoying a virtual fireworks show. Probably … Continue reading
This Saturday is the Fourth of July: America’s Independence Day. It’s a day for picnics and parades, barbecues and ice cream. We celebrate with fireworks and carnivals, picnics and concerts, fairs and baseball games. Usually. This year will be different. … Continue reading