Category Archives: being a citizen

Patriot Dreams

The Fourth of July is Independence Day for the United States. It’s also the anniversary of Alice in Wonderland’s inspiration and Pulcheria’s first day as regent. Folks could celebrate Earth’s aphelion today. We’ll be getting nearer our sun until early … Continue reading

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Spirit Photographs

My wife asked me if I knew some of my ancestors were spiritualists. She’d seen an odd picture of my Campbell forebears while putting together a family photo album. This was in September, 2011. I had, and even knew a … Continue reading

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Changing Rules

Today’s tech and social norms aren’t what they were in my youth. It’s exciting. Or bewildering. Or unstable. Or dynamic. or any of a myriad other options. Change happens, even if I don’t approve. What matters is making good choices. … Continue reading

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More Mass Murder

Death happens. I’ll die, sooner or later. That’s the way it is. I’ve lasted more that six decades so far. Some folks I’ve known haven’t lasted this long. Some will almost certainly outlive me. But like I said, death happens. … Continue reading

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