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The quote is from Shakespeare’s Richard III, the story of a paranoid king who eventually falls from power. Everything is against him, including the spirits of those he murdered. He tries to look regal...

Easter 2016 (actually April 24-29) marks the hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin against the British Empire. England was distracted by World War I to notice that about 1000 members of...

“round em up, put them in a pen…keep an eye on them boys…we don’t want ‘em mixin’…” I Google-mapped Muslim neighborhoods in the U.S. I couldn’t find any. So this begs the question, how...

As I move further and further into my “twilight” years I’ve come to think of myself as having been born too early. Reading some of the code on this very website prompted this insight. Yes it is...

A year ago on the 6th of December I was in the Southern Czech town of Valašské Klobouky to help celebrate the feast day of St. Nicolas or Mikuláš. I’ve written about it before on this blog here....