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Independence Day: America and Acting Like Love Matters

(From Balon Greyjoy, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.)(Prometheus sculpture for Rockefeller Center’s lower plaza. (Paul Manship, 1934)) It’s been 246 years since a bunch of disgruntled colonists decided that they’d had enough of transatlantic micromanagement. There’s more behind the … Continue reading

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Easter: Parades, Eggs, and the Best News Ever

Easter Sunday is a very big deal. It’s “the greatest of all Sundays,” since it’s when we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection. Begin celebrating, actually. The Easter season lasts until Pentecost Sunday: not quite two months from now. Maybe “our Lord’s … Continue reading

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Norbert Nerdly Rides Again: Keyboard Concerns

(Norbert Nerdly — my frustrations, personified.) I had finished last week’s discussion of crossword mania and the end of civilization before the trouble started. That’s part of the good news. Then my computer’s operating system told me it was time … Continue reading

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Baptism of Jesus: Third “Aha!” of the Season

(From Casey and Corey Wright, via San Diego Union Tribune, used w/o permission.) As an American, my Christmas season starts on the fourth Thursday in November. That’s when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade arrives at Macy’s Herald Square in New … Continue reading

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