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An Early Attempt at Racial/Sexual Integration in a Play of Mine

Black and White (1978) How do you fight a battle that has been going on since slavery days? You tackle it head-on. The following play excerpt is all that I have of an idea that I was thinking of ‘fleshing … Continue reading

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I Shall Name You the Fishermen Three:

Wynken, Blynken and Nod (1889) I used to have this book when I was a very young child, and I’m sure my mother read several of his poems to me. This one stands out for its rhythmic quality and its … Continue reading

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“Here Comes the Son!”

Miracle of the Sun (Fatima – October 13, 1917) There must have been something in the air that day. Expectation of a miracle, for one thing. And that rainstorm must have stirred up a lot of dust on the Santos … Continue reading

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The Real Life Boy from “The Dig”

Robert Dempster Pretty (September 7, 1930 – June 14, 1988) Robert is not a public figure, but his story is intrinsic to the Netflix film. His birth chart has been rectified to reflect losing his father at 4 years (Saturn) … Continue reading

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A Stoner’s Version of a Childhood Classic Movie

Dark Side of the Rainbow I remember reading about this before: it appears to totally sync together if you run the movie, The Wizard of Oz, while listening to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”. I suspect that playing … Continue reading

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Meet the New Vice-President-Elect

Kamala Harris (October 20, 1964) It’s been a long road since I first predicted that Kamala Harris could become the 46th President of the United States of America. Gender, racial and political biases derailed her attempt, as well as an … Continue reading

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My First Hint of a Spiritual Warrior Heritage (November 1959)

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Happy Trails to You from the King of the Cowboys

Roy Rogers (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) We’re back in childhood territory again. I had two heroes on television in the 1950s: Zorro and Roy Rogers. I guess we could suggest that they represented the good and bad … Continue reading

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What Would You Do With Only Months to Live?

My Life (1993) I’d avoided this film until last night. I know why, of course, but I suppose I just wasn’t ready for it. Turns out that I couldn’t sleep for half the night after seeing it. (From IMDb:) Life … Continue reading

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Body Language Secrets: Instant Confidence Booster

Steepling You might remember the childhood rhyme, spoken while you performed a hand pantomime: “Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.”  There are hand gestures to go along with it to up the … Continue reading

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