Category Archives: discursive detours

Fourth of July and Virtual Fireworks

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

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Celebrating during a Pandemic

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

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Floyd, Signs and Statues

Derek Chauvin, a police officer, killed George Floyd about a month ago. I don’t know whether a court will call that homicide a murder, or assign some other label. I do know that there was and is no apparent excuse … Continue reading

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Back in the Chapel

(Eucharistic adoration in St. Paul’s sanctuary. (Sauk Centre, Minnesota; May 20, 2020)) First, the bad news. We’re still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the good news. A small part of it. That’s important mostly to folks like me, who … Continue reading

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