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Homer, Hegel, History and Hope

Folks who saw virtue in unquestioning devotion to established values didn’t like the 1960s. No institution, custom or belief seemed safe from scrutiny. Even the idea of progress — a cherished heirloom from the Age of Enlightenment — was challenged, … Continue reading

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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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