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The Cure for the Wandering Eye: A French morality play that should be required viewing this Valentine’s Day

Download 01 When I Fall In Love “A strange metallic voice kept telling him, “You have to rise to this occasion.”-Narrator, Bastille, Paris Je T’Aime  Criticize the French all you want, I defy anyone to match the short feature, *Bastille,  from the film Paris Je T’Aime for a morality tale that affirms the sacrosanctity of […]

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Faces: The Father of Our Country vs. the King of Con. They Only Look Alike.

Put a ruffled shirt on the man on the right, an axe in his hand and a cherry tree sapling in his backyard and you might even be persuaded to cross the Delaware with this guy—yes, even in the dead of winter, and in a leaky boat no less. Barring a boat ride across the […]

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Building Character in Children: What a Single Mom Learned from Her Daughter About Sports

The Long Green Mile: Some of us get there faster than others. The important thing is to get there. As a single mother there were many things I regretted and one of them was not realizing the potential that high school team sports could have in developing the character of a teenager. Chalk it up […]

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Blog: Hope for the Heroes – When Hollywood Had Heroes: What Got Jimmy Stewart through 20 Combat Missions

(Text-only blog writing sample post below. Published version can be downloaded at end of this post.) When Hollywood Had Heroes: What Got Jimmy Stewart through 20 Combat Missions The Golden Era: A Time When Hollywood Was Patriotic and Actors—Gasp!—Read the Bible The oft-quoted maxim, “They don’t make them like the used to” surely must apply […]

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Blog: Hope 4 Heroes: Op-Ed Post: Is There a Gene for the Human Spirit? (Part 2 of 3-)

A continuation from the first blog post titled: Ready for Battle? Can Genetic Engineering Vaporize PTSD? What this OP-ED blog post is about: Using genetic engineering to combat PTSD. Is this concept a New Age hoax or a proven scientific way for PTSD-afflicted soldiers to find their “happy place?”  And where—and if—does the Creator fit […]

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Blog: Hope 4 Heroes – OP-ED Post title: Ready for Battle? Can genetic engineering “vaporize” PTSD? (Part 1 of 3)

This OP-ED blog post is about: Using genetic engineering to combat PTSD – A New Age hoax or a proven scientific way for PTSD-afflicted soldiers to find their “happy place?”  And where—and if—does the Creator fit in to the healing process? YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ORIGINAL PUBLISHED H4H POST AT THE END OF THIS MORE EASILY […]

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10 Op-Ed/Social Commentaries: “When Defiance Becomes Selfishness” – Forum Post Re: Maine Nurse’s Quarantine Protest … and other commentaries

Following are 10 forum posts, articles (and one film review) where I address a current socio-political “hot button” issue—or just respond to something absurd I had read online that was, in my opinion, just begging for a humorous commentary. Some are more vitriolic than others (depending on the issue—and the mood that I was in that […]

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