Category Archives: Discursive Detours

A catch-all category.

DART Mission, Successful Planetary Defense Test; What’s Next

News services dialed their headlines back a bit Tuesday. But Monday’s planetary defense test was a big deal, no matter how much of a nudge it gave Dimorphos. “NASA successfully redirects asteroid NASA successfully crashes into asteroid“Natasha Zouves, Devan Markham, … Continue reading

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My Church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota: Vandalized

First, the good news. As far as I know, nobody got hurt during last weekend’s incident. That much I could tell from what wasn’t in a metro area station’s news item. “Charges: ‘Very intoxicated’ man admits to vandalism at Sauk … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II of England: Historical Perspective

(From British Ministry of Information, via Chicago History Museum and Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.)(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. (April 1945)) My news feed has been full of the usual stuff: war and rumors of war, … Continue reading

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