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“…We Wait, and are Patient, and Back We Come….”

This is among my favorite quotes: “‘…Here they stabled their horses and feasted, from here they rode out to fight or drove out to trade. They were a powerful people, and rich, and great builders. They built to last, for … Continue reading

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Marlowe’s Faustus: Chorus, Soliloquies and Film Noir

“Doctor Faustus…” starts with a 194-word soliloquy. Sort of. It’s delivered by Chorus, named last in Marlowe’s “Dramatis Personae.” Ancient Greek tragedies had a chorus, acting like today’s narrators. Again, sort of. Aristotle said that chorus was a character, so … Continue reading

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The Pope Wasn’t Arrested (or) I’m Not Making This Up

A weekend rumor may help explain why some of my social media was very sluggish yesterday. Briefly: Pope Francis wasn’t arrested The Vatican wasn’t blacked out Military officers and/or the FBI haven’t put the Pope in a secret prison And, … Continue reading

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Worry, Concern and COVID-19

(Springtime in Minnesota: and a winter weather advisory.) The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t affected us much here in central Minnesota. Apart from the governor’s stay-at-home order, no Mass and new shopping rules. A winter weather advisory starts tonight. That explains the … Continue reading

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