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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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Rereading Christopher Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus”

“Dr. Faustus” keeps coming back. Christopher Marlowe’s play, I mean, not Johann Georg Faust. J. G. Faust lived five centuries back. Give or take a bit. Extracting his biography from folk legends, chapbooks and assorted other retellings? I’ll leave that … Continue reading

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Floyd, Signs and Statues

Derek Chauvin, a police officer, killed George Floyd about a month ago. I don’t know whether a court will call that homicide a murder, or assign some other label. I do know that there was and is no apparent excuse … Continue reading

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Beyond George Floyd

A police officer killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Many folks, including me, think that was wrong. Some have been getting together to protest George Floyd’s death. The protests started in Minneapolis and are now international. I haven’t joined … Continue reading

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