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Christmas, 2020: I’m Glad to Be Here

(My corner of small town America around noon, Christmas Eve.) It’s Christmas Eve afternoon here in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Weather, Wind Chill, Memory and Deciding Wednesday’s blizzard became a wind chill advisory, which has since retreated to lands north and … Continue reading

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Joy and Shadow, Free Will and Something Silly

Advent started November 29, a couple Sundays back. It’s my faith’s Christmas warmup. I’ll get back to that. My culture’s Christmas begins after Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Our traditionally-frenzied holiday shopping season does, at any rate. This year’s liturgical Christmas … Continue reading

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Happy Death?!

“Happy death” sounds like an oxymoron. Like cold fire, which turns out to be Shakespearean. “…Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!…” (“Romeo and Juliet,” Act I, Scene I, Romeo; Shakespeare (1597)) A happy death is also something … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

(St. Paul’s church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Mass times for 2020 Easter’s live video.) I’ve written about our Lord’s execution and death a few times. But not, if memory serves, leading with an excerpt from the fourth paragraph of “A … Continue reading

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