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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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Thanksgiving and Being Thankful

Thanksgiving is — complicated. Pilgrims, Patuxets and Plymouth Thanksgiving is an American holiday. We celebrate by gobbling, guzzling and getting together with members of our extended family. Some of us also express thanks for having all that food. And either … Continue reading

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Labor Day: 1882-2019

Labor Day started with a Knights of Labor meeting in New York City. Or maybe American Federation of Labor vice president Peter J. McGuire thought of it. Either way, the American holiday was launched around 1882. Oregon made it an … Continue reading

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Apollo 11, 50 Years Later

Apollo 11’s Lunar Module reached Mare Tranquillitatis fifty years ago this month. I remember hearing Neil A. Armstrong announce the landing site’s name: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” A few hours later, Armstrong opened the Lunar Module’s … Continue reading

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