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Yes, 1981 was a Pivotal Year*

Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan On this day in 1981, John Hinckley tried to kill the 40th President of the United States. “Hinckley was reported to have been driven by an obsessive fixation on actress Jodie Foster. He was found … Continue reading

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Have We Learned Anything from History?

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964). Today, in 193 AD, Pertinax, the successor to Emperor Commodus, was killed, triggering what would become known as the Year of Five Emperors. Because the United States of America is loosely based on … Continue reading

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Caesar: The Die was Cast in 49 B.C.E.

Julius Caesar Crossing the Rubicon Honestly, you wouldn’t think such an insignificant stream could change the course of history, would you? Julius Caesar knew the significance of his actions, though. He knew that bringing his troops back home to Rome … Continue reading

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Iran Gives U.S.’a Slap in the Face’

Is This an Act of War, or Just an Act of Revenge? Usually when one entity slaps another, the implied challenge is justification for a duel. Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, has ‘punished’ the United States of America … Continue reading

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Did James Earl Ray Kill MLK Jr?

Or Was He Just the Patsy? We always breathe a collective sigh of relief when the ‘bad guys’ are caught after some atrocious event, such as the assassination of a prominent person. Such was the effect of James Earl Ray … Continue reading

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1978: a Pivotal Year

Current Events that Influenced My Work 1978 was full of interesting things happening, almost every day of the year. It’s no surprise to me that some of those ‘things’ should creep into my screenplay My Satanic Struggle (MSS). For example, … Continue reading

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MLK Jr: Man on a Timely Mission

Martin Luther King Jr We have seen so many photos of him over the years in black and white that we forget he was a man of colour, too. And that wasn’t a racial slur. Because not everything is black … Continue reading

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