Tag Archives: folklore and myth

Secondary Causes: Both/And, not Either/Or

How the Grand Canyon was formed depends on who’s talking. Scientists say it’s what happened as a river cut through the Colorado Plateau. Since I think scientists are right about the Colorado River’s role in making that mile-deep gulch, and … Continue reading

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Olympic Games Tokyo, Stearns County Fair Sauk Centre

The 2020 Summer Olympics and Stearns County Fair are both in progress this weekend. One is an annual agricultural and commerce show, the other is half of a four-year Olympiad; but they’re not entirely different. The COVID-19 pandemic shut both … Continue reading

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Space Aliens: Perceptions, Assumptions

Throughout the ages, Saints and sages have pondered the big questions. Who are we? What are we? Why are our lives so messed up? Storytellers and movie makers — these groups overlap — also reflect on human nature from time … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Prickly Problems, Shamrocks and Saints

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador. Chicago plumbers celebrate by turning the city’s river green. It’s a day when folks wear something green, and I’ve heard that some even drink green … Continue reading

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