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Today, I’ve done a piece called “Refugees and America.” There are several aspects to the refugee question: national interest, national identity. People speak of “American greatness.” What is included in that greatness? Acceptance of refugees? Is America a haven for the persecuted and hounded? Or is that just romance?

Anyway, this question is very important.

Switching gears now, I will throw another link at you: “Living with Falstaff: On a fat knight and night thoughts.” In a tweet the other day, I quoted a couple of words from this opera’s libretto. A musician decided he would dump on me. I wasn’t in the mood, I guess you could say. Anyway, I’ve jotted a post.

On Monday, I had a Corner post titled “The Play of Memory.” I have received many interesting responses........

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