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Mister Rogers: Therapist?

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Some films are targeted at children, most at adults; this one is aimed directly at the child in each of us.   Fred Rogers is a very nice man. Lloyd Vogul, a hurt man-child … Continue reading

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A Princess, Indeed

Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016) All right, now: every single member of my family (including the extended parts) loved Carrie Fisher, especially as Princess Leia in Star Wars. So when she died at age 60, they were heartbroken. As I … Continue reading

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Who’s Privileged? Not Me…

I’m Poor White Trash I was challenged in our Faith & Science group yesterday, when I said I wasn’t “privileged”. A chorus of “Yes, you are!” arose from the women in the group. Ahh, now that made things clearer! From … Continue reading

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Confiding in a Stranger

It happens like this… You’re standing in a queue and the person standing in front of you, suddenly turns around and says something/anything to you. You start a conversation with them, and before you know it, you’re telling them your … Continue reading

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Win the Battle, Lose the War

Pyrrhic Victory The Battle of Asculum [5] took place in 279 BC between the Roman Republic under the command of the consuls Publius Decius Mus and Publius Sulpicius Saverrio and the forces of king Pyrrhus of Epirus. (Wikipedia) It is … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Solar Eclipse

This was the view from my back yard at the precise moment of the total solar eclipse when it was crossing South America. Not very spectacular, eh? But I have a great excuse: the path of totality was mostly over … Continue reading

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Does This Psychological Condition Exist?

The Seven Year Itch When this film came out in 1955, the drawing card was an image of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate with her dress blowing in the breeze. At the time, she was every man’s fantasy. … Continue reading

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