Category Archives: being a citizen

Veterans Day 2017

Tomorrow is Veterans Day in my country. It’s a national holiday, related to Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and Volkstrauertag. I’ll be talking mostly about what’s happened since 1914, why I don’t fear the future, and what I think we can … Continue reading

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Murder — Again — Still

That’s Devin Patrick Kelley, and First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. We’re still not sure why he opened fire on the folks gathered for worship yesterday morning. At the moment, it looks like he was in a snit because … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time: A Modest Proposal

Perhaps I should remember my station, and be respectfully silent before the weekend’s mighty display of power and glory. I am, after all, but one of those who live neither in the Northeast megalopolis nor the shining lands of San … Continue reading

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Science, Faith, and Me

This universe is bigger and older than some folks thought, a few centuries back. I don’t mind, at all. Besides, it’s hardly new information. We’ve known that we live in a big world for a long time. “4 Indeed, before … Continue reading

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