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On the Halloween Express

Tomorrow is Halloween. I hope you have a good one. I mentioned St. Wolfgang of Regensberg, All Hallows’ and All Souls’ Day, and the autumnal equinox last year. Also Gaelic and Welsh traditions, jack-o’-lanterns, and Easter eggs. Enjoying my culture’s … Continue reading

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A Mixed Bag

I picked a mix from ‘science news’ this week: tardigrade genes, fertility fears, and what is probably the world’s oldest living culture. Folks in Western civilization have known about our neighbors in Australia for about four centuries. Understanding their beliefs … Continue reading

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We are Many, We are One

One my favorite bits from the Bible is in this morning’s readings: “…We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, “Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well … 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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