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Saturday was Canada Day (or “Dominion Day,” as it used to be called up here), and today is Independence Day in the USA.  Given where these two nations sprang from, and how much their visions of order owe to the … Continue reading

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Now God Be With Us

Canada is in mourning. Most of my Christian friends are in mourning. You can hardly blame them. Canada has only one main media outlet (and a state-sponsored one at that), so their grasp of the US election is, shall we … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: but they are in peace. ~ Wisdom of Solomon 3:1

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The Reapers

Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  (This Monday, in fact.)  So even amid such times as these, we shall be jovial. The following is a riff I did off Dryden’s Your Hay It is Mow’d. Dryden’s song presents a comic moment in Purcell’s opera … Continue reading

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To the little, all little things are big. Grow, my child:  wax great.  As long as you are small, You’ll see the little things, and think them big and tall. Dem kleinen ist alles kleine groß. Kind wachs und werde groß: … Continue reading

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