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Happy Friday the 13th!

Do You Suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia? Say what? Friggatriskaidekaphobia, “Fear of Friday the 13th,” comes from: Frigga = Friday – from the Old English “Frige’s Day,” named for the Norse goddess Frigg, Thor’s mother (kind of—Odin has some ‘splaining to do) … Continue reading

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Gun Control vs. Self Control

Every time there is a mass shooting in the U.S. the gun-control debate is revived. “Guns kill!” one side chants. “Guns don’t kill, people kill!” the others side retorts. And while it’s true that no gun ever killed anyone without … Continue reading

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The Open Door

Remembering the dead and wounded in Las Vegas and everywhere the door has opened. We will not forget you.

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The Final Firefly

I saw a lone firefly last night Dear creature, why didn’t you make a right when you came to August? You missed your turn for happiness Now your time to burn has come to an end Or can it be … Continue reading

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Eclipse

As I write this, the first major eclipse in my part of the world in nearly 100 years is about to begin. Eclipses have fascinated and terrified us for millennia. The word itself, from the Greek ekleípō, means to “fail” … Continue reading

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Unseen

Companion piece: Eclipse

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Love is Inconvenient

“Love suffers long, it is kind and does not envy…it is not easily provoked and keeps no record of wrongs. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. It never fails. Only three things will last forever: … Continue reading

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