Author Archive: tyunglebower

Authors and Civic Engagement

We live in an ugly time. White supremacy is emboldened again. Modern Nazi groups, if not at the table are at least allowed in the room. Blase violations of the civil rights of children at the border, (and certainly beyond.) Rising Islamophobia. Homophobia. Rejection of science. It’s a modern Dark(ish) Age, and I do in …

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A Thousand Words Plus

In case you missed it, below is my new profile picture for this blog’s front page. I took it just a few days ago, backstage at the Black Box Arts Center, where I am currently appearing in a production of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. It earned first the honor of being my …

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Flawless Victory

This past Christmas, I got a plug-and-play retro Sega Genesis. It comes with about 80 games built into the unit itself, which you can then attach to your TV, and play, with no cartridges. (Though it also accepts any Sega cartridges you may still have.) I bought myself the Nintendo equivalent of this last summer, …

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“Re” Times 3

It’s a rainy final day of the year here where I live. (Maryland.) My one prospect for a New Year’s Eve gathering has become tentative. I’ve not been a regular presence on my own blog in months, and I’ve not laid out a grand plan for 2019. Actually, I have no official plan at all …

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(Repost) Yes, Virginia, There Was a Writer

Due to it being the most reprinted newspaper editorial in the history of the English language (verified), most people, regardless of their faith, are familiar with this piece, known now to history as “Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus.” Unsigned at the time of its publication in The Sun in 1897, it was of course written in …

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