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Madness All Around

I’ve been enjoying some vintage Stanley Kubrick films again. Although I watch “2001: A Space Odyssey” frequently, I have left his other films on the back burner. I finally returned to two Kubrick movies late last month: “A Clockwork Orange” … Continue reading

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Unrequited Love

My first celebrity crush happened at the tender age of ten. I couldn’t get over the fact that I would never meet Opie Taylor (Ron Howard) from “The Andy Griffith Show”. In my young mind, since he is two years … Continue reading

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Bowdlerized (Op-Ed)

As a writer and someone who used to be employed as a media worker, all the recent hoopla about fake news feels terribly wrong. To point fingers and accuse entire news gathering organizations of being fake news is a bald … Continue reading

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Our America (Review)

I’ve noticed several new “histories” appearing on the shelves at the public library the past few months.  This presents a bit of a happy quandry for me, though.  Which ones do I read sooner rather than later?   The answer came … Continue reading

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Lord Byron’s Beginnings

My college poetry instructor allowed the class to simply skim over the early biography of Lord Byron. I think this move enabled us to become more curious about the poet’s life.  Ever since that class, I’ve enjoyed the Romantic poets even … Continue reading

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Something About Khalil Gibran

He wrote with a prophetic, poetic tone to bring forth his readers’ inner warmth and to condemn the orthodox evils that darken humankind. His method is known as “Gibranism”. Jubran Khalil Jubran was born on January 6, 1883 in the … Continue reading

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens

To us lovers of all things Mark Twain, today is a major red letter day. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born as the sixth child of John Clemens and Jane (Lampton) Clemens on this day in 1835.  The small town, where … Continue reading

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