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Hurray For Catholics!

  Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois Before I make my comments about the Catholic Church and Catholics let me insert a disclaimer. I am not Catholic, nor is anyone in my family. I am not well versed in the liturgy … Continue reading

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Two Good Photos?

Once in a while I snap a photo that looks really, really good.  I’m going to share two of them with you today.  Both of these photos were shot with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or 4 cell phone, although … Continue reading

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The Case for Being a “Rational” Sports Fan

They say that the term “fan” is short for the word “fanatic” or an almost uncontrollable exuberance toward one’s favorite sports team. The common belief is that a “true sports fan” is gleeful when his team wins and suffers great … Continue reading

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Premature Death in Atlanta

On the weekend of July 18th I attended two baseball games at Atlanta’s Turner Field, home of the national league Atlanta Braves.   I enjoyed the baseball experience, but as is often the case every story has a byline.  In … Continue reading

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Reflections on Brasil

A few months ago I found out that Rotary International was going to hold their annual convention in the city of Sao Paulo, Brasil.  Because I had never been to South America I decided to take an eleven day trip … Continue reading

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Openers, Madness and the Masters

This blog is written in Minnesota, one of the northern tier of states. Up here winter lasts 5 months at a minimum. I don’t mind winter. The first snowfall is beautiful. The air is crisp and if you dress for … Continue reading

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First World Problems

About 3 billion of the world’s 7 billion people struggle to survive, living on less than $1 per day. When these Third World people have problems their very lives are at stake, but we in the “First World” have difficulties … Continue reading

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