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Groundhog Day, and Me in Three Words

It’s February 2nd, Groundhog day. It’s a North American tradition, one of Punxsutawney’s local events and — at least in my country — national news. Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year. “Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of … Continue reading

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Mars 2020 Mission Launched

I watched NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter take off at 6:50 this morning, 11:50 UTC. (July 30, 2020) If I heard coverage of the launch correctly, it wasn’t perfect. The Atlas V took off a few milliseconds early. A … Continue reading

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Changing My Daily Prayers

I read David Torkington’s “The Resolution to end all Resolutions” and started a new prayer routine three years ago. My starting point was Lauds and Vespers from Liturgy of the hours. Don’t be too impressed. Lauds was recognizable after my … Continue reading

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