Tag Archives: citizenship

Climate Change, Attitudes

I’ll be talking about Earth’s climate, China’s pollution problems, and icebergs: including one the size of Delaware. The big berg broke off from Antarctica this week. The recent G20 meeting was mostly about economics, not climate change; but that didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in being a citizen, science news | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Independence Day 2017

Today is American Independence Day. It’s also the anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’s publication, and Trois-Rivières founding day. Ashikaga Yoshiakira’s birthday, Pactum Sicardi, and whole bunch of other stuff make this day important, too. (From Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, via … Continue reading

Posted in being a citizen, being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“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

Posted in being a citizen, being Catholic | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in being a citizen, being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments