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Celtic March

A British friend posted a Welsh flag to Facebook in honor of St. David’s Day.  I had forgotten, if I ever knew, that March first belongs to Cymru as surely as March seventeenth belongs Eire.  Little more than a fortnight … Continue reading

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A Month of Sundays

Sunday, 24 April 2011 Children awake to find the blasted bunny struck again.  Boiled eggs stuck under sofa cushions.  Chocolate overflowing from baskets and candy dishes.  Hot-cross buns and hard-boiled eggs fill bellies at breakfast.  Grandma cooks the fancy dinner … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Virtual Press: The Four Seasons

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Hot off the Virtual Press: Academia’s 3Ms

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Pomp and Circumstances

Commencement offers one of the few occasions to celebrate the life of the mind in post-modern America.   My father, an engineering professor, says he marches to get his annual quota of ceremony in a life comparatively free of ritual. … Continue reading

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