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Revealed: The True Spirit Behind the Communion Experience

Anne Strieber (August 25, 1946 – August 11, 2015) Sometimes, one wonders if the death of a spouse is such a traumatic experience that everything that occurs after it seems to take on extra significance. Such is the case with … Continue reading

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How John le CarrĂ© Describes George Smiley to His Readers

A Murder of Quality (1962) If you’re like me, you would have probably thoroughly enjoyed the Smiley Trilogy (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, “The Honourable Schoolboy” and “Smiley’s People”). But I had never read one of the early books that introduced … Continue reading

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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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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

The Legacy of Liz and Dick While the world was focused on The King and Ann-Margret, I was enchanted by this couple. I had seen them in “Cleopatra” and I could tell, even at age 14 (when I saw the … Continue reading

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Who Do The King and the Crown Prince have in Common?

Lisa Marie Presley (February 1, 1968) Elvis’ little princess grew up to be a beautiful woman, at least on the outside. Her life inside that head of hers might be a little messed up. And it is perfectly reasonable to … Continue reading

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And What About Elvis’ “Other Woman”?

Priscilla Ann Beaulieu (May 24, 1945) When Elvis met her, while serving in the US Army in Germany, Priscilla was only 14 years old. Elvis was 10 years older. Cradle robbing? But we must remember that Elvis was his mother’s … 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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And Tell You What I Feel About You

I Just Wanna Stop (1978) When I think about those nights in MontrealI get the sweetest thoughts of you and meMemories of love above the city lightsOooo, I’ve tried so hard to take itBut alone my heart won’t make it … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know What It’s Like…

To Love Somebody (1967) There’s a lightA certain kind of lightThat never shone on meI want my life to be lived with youLived with youThere’s a way everybody sayTo do each and every little thingBut what does it bringIf I … Continue reading

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Crazy in Love? Or Just Unlucky?

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) It’s a question I’ve had ever since I watched the Daniel Day-Lewis film “Lincoln”. His relationship with Mary Todd (played superbly by Sally Field) was always problematic, and yet he never … Continue reading

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