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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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Blizzard: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

(Wednesday noon, December 23, 2020; my webcam’s view of Sauk Centre’s south side.) Tuesday afternoon’s winter storm warning for my part of central Minnesota became a blizzard warning in the evening. We were promised a chance of freezing rain. But … 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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Boston Charlie, Partridges in Pear Trees and Me

This is the season of jingle bells and mistletoe, cyber sales and glitter bows. Evergreen festoons and plastic reindeer strung above our streets remind us that Christmas is coming. America’s holiday season is in session. I was out, legally masked, … Continue reading

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