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Learning From History: It’s an Option

(From Wikipedia, used w/o permission.) From 1803 to 1806, Napoleon Bonaparte was defending France from the United Kingdom, the Holy Roman Empire, the Russian Empire, Naples, Sicily and Sweden. Or being thwarted in his dreams of conquest. At any rate, … Continue reading

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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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Faustus: Good Angel, Bad Angel, Parma and Politics

(From Ken Eckert, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.) A year and three weeks ago, I started writing about Marlowe’s “Faustus” play: “The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus.” Three months later, I’d finished three more. … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and People Who Need People, Another Year

It’s been a year and a day since I talked about socializing, the pandemic and individual differences. “…I can sympathize with folks who really do need people: people who are physically close, not ‘close’ only in a virtual sense. I’m … Continue reading

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