Category Archives: Discursive Detours

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Easter: Parades, Eggs, and the Best News Ever

Easter Sunday is a very big deal. It’s “the greatest of all Sundays,” since it’s when we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection. Begin celebrating, actually. The Easter season lasts until Pentecost Sunday: not quite two months from now. Maybe “our Lord’s … Continue reading

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I’m Not as Crazy as You Think I Moose!

(From Gustave Doré, via Library of Congress, used w/o permission.) I’ll be talking about ADHD, PDD, PTSD, ASD and me; and what that alphabet-soup assortment of acronyms means. But first, a spot of poetry. “…Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I … Continue reading

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Crosswords! Or, the End of Civilization As We Know It

(From New Britain Herald, via Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard College; used w/o permission.) Ah! For those halcyon days of yesteryear! Like the 1920s, the Roaring Twenties: the Jazz Age, or, if you like that European flair, the Années folles. That’s … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Invasion, Annexation, Labels, and a Good Idea

(From BBC News, used w/o permission.) (Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Missile explodes, killing at least 10 people. (BBC News (March 1, 2022)) I don’t know why Putin sent troops to Ukraine; why those troops bombed a hospital, a theater, and … Continue reading

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