Coping with Weltschmerz

As promised at the end of last week’s Weltschmerz post, this week we’re going to talk about how I’ve been coping. In short: some days are better than others. But, what consistently makes the biggest difference in my peace of … Read More

November 22, our day that will live in infamy

Today is the day before Thanksgiving (always the fourth Thursday in November), the most quintessentially American holiday I can name, right up there with July 4th (our Independence Day).  This day before Thanksgiving is traditionally a very busy day for … Read More

Finding Thanksgiving

  In keeping with my practice of showcasing American holidays as often as possible, I write today of Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday.  Here’s a classic Thanksgiving picture.     There’s much going on in this picture. There’s also much missing, heavy winter … Read More

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