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Appearance, Ancestry, and Me at the Grand Canyon

(From Erin Whittaker, U.S. National Park Service; via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.) I stopped for several hours at the Grand Canyon on my way back from San Francisco. This was about five decades back. The massive gulch wasn’t on … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11: Death, Daft Ideas and a Tree

These days, September 11th is mostly remembered as the date of the 9/11 attacks. But that’s not the only ‘on this day in history’ incident from my country’s history. The Halve Maen, for example, a Dutch East India Company vlieboot, … Continue reading

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Atlanta Spa Shootings: Remembering Dignity

Eight people didn’t go home Tuesday. Someone attacked at least five folks at Young’s Asian Massage in Acworth, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb. Two were dead when police arrived. Another two died in a hospital. A fifth victim is still alive, … Continue reading

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Texas Power Failure: Winter Storm Uri (and Minnesota)

A winter storm was moving across North America a couple weeks back. By February 15, when The Texas Tribune posted Miguel Gutierrez Jr.’s photo of Austin’s Interstate 35 near Stassney Lane, we were dealing with sub-zero (Fahrenheit) temperatures and serious … Continue reading

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