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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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Brexit: Article 50

On the 29th day of March 2017, at 12:30 pm, the United Kingdom, following the will of the people of Britain, handed the European Union a letter signalling their wish to be divorced from the rest of Europe. Why Does … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Letter to her Son

In October 1974, my mother wrote me a letter to explain my history. In doing so, she told me a little of her life’s story. Here is what I have discovered about my mother from her birth in 1923 to … Continue reading

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My Satanic Struggle

In 1978, I wrote a screenplay based upon a poem I had written in the mid-70’s. The story was set in the future, but the roots were definitely in the past. Here is the epic poem in its entirety. You … Continue reading

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