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Notre-Dame, Paris: History, Two Cults and a Fire

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has survived Louis XIV-style redecorating, the French Revolution, Napoleon and 19th-century remodeling. I’m pretty sure it will survive repair and reconstruction, following the April 16, 2021, fire. Notre-Dame de Paris is Burning (From Getty … Continue reading

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Fourth of July, and Both Kinds at Mass! Whee!

I heard the occasional snap-crackle-boom of fireworks last night. Someone in the neighborhood, I’m guessing. Sauk Centre’s municipal fireworks show is usually during Sinclair Lewis Days. I don’t know if that’ll happen this year, what with the drought. And the … Continue reading

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Alabaster Cities, Fireworks, a Condo Disaster and Tears

Patriotism comes in many flavors: cheesy, sour, salty: and that’s enough ‘flavor.’ Maybe too much. My country’s Independence Day celebration, our Fourth of July, started me thinking about patriotism. Also screwball notions, drought and Florida’s pancaked condo. But mostly, the … Continue reading

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Health and Surfside Condo Collapse: Siloam Scenarios

Sunday’s rain dampened Sauk Centre’s streets, but delivered under four tenths of an inch. That’s been good for our weeds, and for grass next to sidewalks. But it’s nowhere near the two or three inches we need to get back … Continue reading

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