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New Year’s Eve, 2020: I Imagine We Will Survive

Today is New Year’s Eve. It’s also Saint Sylvester’s Day, the 420th anniversary of the British East India Company’s charter and the 141st anniversary of Thomas Edison’s incandescent light demo. But mainly, I figure, for most Americans, today is New … Continue reading

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Ho! Ho! Boom! Downtown Nashville’s Rude Awakening

Update (1 of 2, December 27, 2020) Today’s news isn’t good. Certainly not for friends and family of Anthony Quinn Warner, whose DNA in debris left by the Christmas morning explosion. On the other hand, there seems little reason to … Continue reading

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New COVID-19 Vaccines: Goodish News, Ethical Issues

The first shipments of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine arrived in America this week. Folks are getting immunized, including health care workers. I think that’s good news. But the pandemic isn’t over yet. This year’s New Year’s Eve street party in NYC’s … Continue reading

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November 3: The End of Civilization as We Know It (Again)

This isn’t the first time I’ve voted during a pandemic, but it’s the first time I’ve had reason for extra caution. That’s why I voted by mail this year. The election results will please or disappoint me. Or, more likely, … Continue reading

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