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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Monday, September 20, 2004 Happy Oktoberfest! Though I wouldn't advise this after too many steins of the haus special.
The Bavarian drinking song "Ein Prosit" may be heard here, as may other songs with the word "bier" in their titles.
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In another annual ritual of the season, the blood of St. Januarius reportedly has flowed on schedule, meaning Naples is safe from volcanoes for another year. (Via Frs. Tucker and Sibley and the Six Bells)
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In my corner of New England, the chill of fall is in the air, and the smell of apple pie fills the house. Thos Fitzpatrick, meantime, is making mincemeat.