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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Birmingham Revolution

Dr. King, “was called to lead an unlikely movement, at a particular moment in time, against an immense system of social injustice.” ~ Birmingham Revolution ~ It was 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama, ground zero in a seminal year of United … Continue reading

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Space, The Final Frontier

“Even before Apollo 11 — the first lunar landing in July 1969 — the government had already axed the program’s loftier ambitions. Planners had envisioned Apollo leading to a lunar base, for instance, and a manned mission to Mars was … Continue reading

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My Dad – a Book – and ‘Connection’

It’s been just about 9 years now since my dad passed away.  I had never been very close to him, my parents having divorced when I was 6 years old. This post is about a bit of extra connection coming … Continue reading

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So Much More Than Just “The Master of Suspense”

“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.” – Alfred Hitchcock – – – – – – – Saturday, the 13th … Continue reading

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In consideration of St. Patrick’s Day

At times I’m a bit embarrassed that I’m an Irishman – that doesn’t drink. That’s kind of an oxymoron isn’t it? An Irishman who doesn’t drink. Much of my family would fit in just fine in an Irish pub. I … Continue reading

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“To the moon, Alice!” – Yep, to the moon – Apollo 11

Ever since I was a kid, watching the broadcast of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin leaving the first human footprints on the moon, I’ve wanted to fly in outer space. But I was well aware of my being a poor … Continue reading

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I take Inspiration wherever I can get it

“I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not “true” because we’re hungry for another kind of truth: the mythic truth about human nature in general, the particular truth about those life-communities that define … Continue reading

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