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Ah, So That’s Why Their Marriage Ended

Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson I never knew that Kenneth Branagh had cheated on Emma Thompson by having an affair with Helena Bonham Carter. Now it all makes sense. (And this bit of gossip is now about 4 years old. … Continue reading

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It was the Best Day of Her Life

The Wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (July 23, 1986) You might think that a royal wedding is the fairy tale ending for all young women. Well, judging by the photos of Charles and Diana, Andrew and Sarah, Harry … Continue reading

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How the Other Royal Wife was Discarded

Sarah, Duchess of York This could have been called a tale of two sisters-in-law. Sarah (Andrew’s wife) and Diana (Charles’ wife). They both were divorced, but only one lost her royal status. I wonder why (although it’s probably because Dodi … Continue reading

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When Parents are Asked to Make an Impossible Decision

New Amsterdam (Season 1, Episode 15 “Croaklahoma”) We are slowly getting through season one, and this episode shows the negative impact religion can have on life-and-death decisions: the young parents of a recent heart transplant cannot afford their child’s medication, … Continue reading

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Leader of the English Reformation Burned as a Heretic

Thomas Cranmer (July 2, 1489 – March 21, 1556) This is the final one of the four men named Thomas who lived during Henry VIII’s reign, and had something to do with the creation of the Church of England. Thomas … 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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How Many Times Do I Need to Say It?

Derek, My Son   Did I tell you enough times how I loved you? Everything about you makes me smile. Right now my words might seem too few, Except I think a thought for every mile Keeping me away from … Continue reading

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A Feminist Before It Was Fashionable

Anne Boleyn On this day in history in 1536, Anne Boleyn was arrested for high treason, and confined to the Tower of London. The trumped-up charge of adultery was just an excuse to get her out of the way, so … Continue reading

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Breaking Point

  Sometimes the worst can, in time, be the best, Until it begins to shake down the joint… Zodiac signs are a good case in point: Are we not, then, like the East and the West? Nothing, or no one … Continue reading

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Choices Spoiled

All my relationships were undertaken under cover of darkness. As a result, some of them were doomed from the beginning. But some blossomed, anyway. So the lesson is that some good things can come from ‘not-so-good’ actions.   Deception   … Continue reading

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