Category Archives: Politics

Cultural Appropriation

So, cultural appropriation has become a Thing. And people are losing jobs and/or livelihoods over it. May I side with this writer and throw a bit of gasoline on the conflagration by suggesting that some reactions to “inter-culturation” are positively … Continue reading

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On Climate

When I changed majors halfway through college from straight biology to biology-geology, I had an opportunity to enroll in a summer course after sophomore year, GEO 204. I don’t remember the title, but it was about climatology. We focused a lot on ice … Continue reading

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Fear of Failure, No Skill At Correction

I was following last week’s United story. It occurred to me that one of the problems broadly in the human race, and perhaps America in particular, is the inability to make a sincere apology. Amazingly enough, Sean Spicer might have … Continue reading

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Alt-Facts at the Passion Trial

Last night at Mass, I noticed this in the reading: The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they found none, though many false witnesses came … Continue reading

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Papal Self-Citation

Frequent commenter FrMichael mentioned Pope Francis in a comment, referring to … … the endless self-citation he is apt to do … Apparently all recent popes do it. I checked the footnotes in three early papal documents, all apostolic exhortations: … Continue reading

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Making Mistakes

I was reading about that veteran denied an advertised promotion because he was black. A facebook friend noted today the restaurant head was relieved of his job by national management. I’m skeptical this is a productive act. An attorney was quoted: Mr. … Continue reading

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Rule of Law

I watched Mrs Clinton’s concession speech yesterday morning. On the drive into work I was listening to NPR commentators on her mention of “rule of law,” about 21:02 on this clip. One person was convinced this was about Mr Trump, … Continue reading

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