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Some reflections on an ill wind

It is hard to know what to write about when you have been through the likes of Irma. Maybe it was “only” a tropical storm when it hit Georgia and not the powerful hurricane that ripped through Florida, but it was bad enough as many of you can attest. I will return to my acerbic roots soon, I promise, but not today. Nothing funny about disasters.

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Encounters of the red, black, blue and green kind

Check out most any list of the most hated teams in all of sports, and somewhere near the top you’re bound to find Notre Dame football. Like the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Lakers, the Fighting Irish are one of those squads that, with its national following and history of success, is reviled by pretty much everyone else.

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How did we weather the storm? You decide

Hurricane Irma will not be soon forgotten, nor will Middle Georgians response to its devastation. Due to advanced planning, the storm’s fury was contained as much as humanly possible, and while some in Macon are just getting their electricity service restored, the Herculean job by Georgia Power and its partners, Macon-Bibb County personnel, first responders and everyone who played a part in the preparation and execution of the disaster plan has to be recognized.

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Resurrecting resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus is a central dogma of Christianity: “Jesus Lives.” But how? Physically? John’s gospel has the Apostle Thomas putting his finger into the spear-made hole in his side; Luke has him walking to a nearby town with two disciples who don’t recognize him; Matthew has him appearing to Mary Magdalene and Mark; our first gospel, skips the whole thing, although somebody (who looks a lot like Luke) went back later and added it (Mark 16:9-20).

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The principles of the Republic: Follow the arc, Part three

During the second half of the 19th century, the arc of the universe continued to bend toward justice. As it bent through turbulent times, including the steady march toward the War between the States, the firing on Fort Sumter (1861), the Emancipation Proclamation (1863), Appomattox (1865), and, then, within five years, three amendments to the Constitution, the arc of justice was tested.

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The option play

What just happened? President Trump cut a deal with Democrats to pay for hurricane damage relief and raise the debt ceiling without getting anything in return, except the temporary avoidance of a government shutdown. How to describe this? Was it a sellout, or a pragmatic act?

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Can ‘Game of Thrones’ teach us about the meaning of life?

When the popular television series “Game of Thrones” ended last month, fans bemoaned the long wait until the final season. Speculation pegs next summer as the earliest possibility. In the meantime, posts on the dragon Viserion’s blue flames, memes on the hookup of fictional characters Jon Snow and Daenerys and chatter about potential battle strategies indicate that there is plenty to ponder.

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