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They Always Intended to Be Buried Together

But They Were Thwarted Sally, Richard’s last wife, decided to put up a headstone next to his, to prevent Elizabeth from being able to be by his side in death. Shortsighted, I’d say. The bodies don’t count in the end. … Continue reading

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It’s Been Almost Nine Months Since He Died Suddenly

Raymond Pierre Hebert (December 31, 1940 – August 3, 2020) We were best frenemies, in the nicest possible way. Our Faith & Science group exchanges were legendary. He would always start out his discussions with me by saying, “I agree … Continue reading

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Irony: When an Ancient Legend Comes True

Pandora’s “Box” According to Hesiod, when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus, the king of the gods, took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Prometheus’ brother Epimetheus. Pandora opened a jar left in her care containing sickness, death and many other … Continue reading

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A Year Ago Today…

The W.H.O. Finally Called It a Pandemic So, what have we learned in that year? China didn’t want to admit that something had gone ‘wrong’ in Wuhan and tried to keep a lid on the news. Unfortunately, they couldn’t keep … Continue reading

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How a Jingle had to Adapt to Change

Cellino and Barnes I knew that these two lawyers were not getting along for years, but I never grasped how far it had gone wrong until last year. Until then, the Buffalo TV channels were still running their joint advertisements. … Continue reading

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“Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow…”

Joy Davidson (April 18, 1915 – July 15, 1960) Joy Davidson originally married C.S. Lewis to avoid being deported after her visa expired. It was a marriage of convenience that turned into something more for both of them, because they … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take to Grieve?

Three Days, Three Weeks, Three Months and Three Years A friend of mine died yesterday. I’m not in shock. I’m not in mourning. “Why not?” I asked myself. Because, my mourning of her passing started in October, 2017, when I … Continue reading

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When Death Comes Calling with a Nightmare

The Pale Horse (2020) It’s a potent image from the Book of Revelation: Death on a Pale Horse. It is the stuff of nightmares, one of which we’re living in at the moment. But I digress… The Pale Horse is … Continue reading

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The Moment Lars Muhl’s “Old Life” Died

Total Solar Eclipse (March 9, 1997) It’s not often that a person can pinpoint the exact moment when everything changed. I had a similar point in time in December 1995. This is Lars Muhl’s. On the day the album was … Continue reading

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Called by God in 1946; Called Home Again in 1997

Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997) A very polarizing figure from the 20th Century, Mother Teresa was a direct inspiration for Diana, Princess of Wales, when she was going through her marital troubles with Charles. On February … Continue reading

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