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“The Federation of the World”

Tennyson said “Locksley Hall” expresses “…young life, its good side, its deficiencies, and its yearnings.” I’m inclined to believe him, partly because I was young when I first read the poem. A half-century later, these are still among my favorite … Continue reading

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More Than a 3-Day Weekend

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. It’s equivalent to Dodenherdenking in the Netherlands, or Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations. The holiday’s original purpose was to honor those who have been killed while serving in our nation’s military. That’s still the … Continue reading

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Death in Manchester

(From European Press Agency , via BBC News, used w/o permission.) (“Thousands attended a vigil in Manchester earlier” (BBC News) Manchester is England’s second-largest urban center, in terms of population. At around 10:30 Monday night, something like 21,000 folks — … Continue reading

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Acting Like Truth Matters

Folks have thought truth is important for quite a while: “Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.” (Aristotle, “Nicomachean_Ethics” (349 BC)) “3 Love and truth will meet; justice and peace will kiss. “Truth will spring from the earth; … Continue reading

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