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Happy Thanksgiving!

(“A Holiday Haven,” another installment in a tale of two turkeys.) If you are in or from the United States, I hope you are having a good Thanksgiving Day. If not, I trust that you’re having a good November 24th. … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2017

Tomorrow is Veterans Day in my country. It’s a national holiday, related to Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and Volkstrauertag. I’ll be talking mostly about what’s happened since 1914, why I don’t fear the future, and what I think we can … Continue reading

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On the Halloween Express

Tomorrow is Halloween. I hope you have a good one. I mentioned St. Wolfgang of Regensberg, All Hallows’ and All Souls’ Day, and the autumnal equinox last year. Also Gaelic and Welsh traditions, jack-o’-lanterns, and Easter eggs. Enjoying my culture’s … Continue reading

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“The Federation of the World”

Tennyson said “Locksley Hall” expresses “…young life, its good side, its deficiencies, and its yearnings.” I’m inclined to believe him, partly because I was young when I first read the poem. A half-century later, these are still among my favorite … Continue reading

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