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Driving Rant

When I was in high school, almost everyone, usually in their junior year around the time they turned 16, took a semester-long course in driver’s ed. I know this was true in New York state where I grew up, and … Continue reading

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Charley Bluff

These days, living in Whitewater, I often go by the road to Charley Bluff when driving highway N to Edgerton or elsewhere. I would never even notice it, except that for a couple years it was a pretty important part … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Syncretism

In our modern-day culture we think we understand that there is one way of looking at things, the “correct” way of course, the scientific way, or the way that our particular religion tells us to think of them. In ancient … Continue reading

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Fallow Times

A few months ago I changed my Facebook banner photo to a picture I took of a bare, gnarled tree branch. I have in fact begun really noticing the beauty of those bare gnarly trees. I used to think that … Continue reading

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The Culture of Childhood

I’ve often thought how interesting it is how children’s games and songs are passed along down the generations of children. It seems that, for the most part, these games and songs are not taught to children by the adults in … Continue reading

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Casowasco

For many young people, especially those who grew up in churches, a formative experience has been going to a week of camp in the summer. This was as true for both of my kids, who went to camp where we … Continue reading

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Inanna and Ishtar

In the world of very ancient Mesopotamia (now known as Iraq), there were a number of different successive cultures. One of the first, situated in southern Mesopotamia, documented as early as 4000 BC, was called Sumer. This was the culture … Continue reading

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