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Wagner, Servant of Faustus: What’s He Doing in the Play?

I’d like to say that my ‘Marlowe’s Faustus’ series follows some grand scheme, marching down a well-organized path toward a profound conclusion. But it doesn’t, so I won’t. I started re-reading Christopher Marlowe’s “The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus,” a … Continue reading

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Taking People, Pride and Dignity Seriously: June 2022

(From Luisa Madrid, La Guardia and Wagner Archives; used w/o permission.)(Queens Pride Parade; Queens, New York City (2018)) My news feed tells me it’s Pride Month. Or LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Wikipedia’s page implies that the correct term is LGBT pride. … Continue reading

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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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