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Month: February 2010

The swing

Jack, I had a great dream last night. It was all about Mary Welsch(sp?). I didn’t actually get to get too close to her in the biblical sense, which was too bad, but we did have a great conversation. I can’t tell you what that conversation was about. For all…

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In short, I was a boob

Dear Meryl, I hope you will forgive me for writing this, and, perhaps, even sending it off to you. But, frankly, I have reached an age when stray thoughts and life’s loose ends visit far too frequently. Those loose ends have no need of binding, being random entities with beauties…

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The past is…past

Fact is, things have never been simple, and the past has never been as great as we want it to be. As a historian, I often use Raymond Williams’ The Country and the City to illustrate this point. Williams, a literary critic and historian, looked at Western literature asking the…

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