Seeking Truth About Life After Life

Posted on November 6th, 2019
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This is a true story. In the early morning hours of March 2, 1957, two sisters, Jean and Alice, sat in a hospital room, watching their seventy-nine-year-old mother, Ella, die. On December 28 of the preceding year, Ella had fallen and broken her hip. Complications from a hip fracture — potentially fatal even today — were […]

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Halloween: Why We Embrace The Fear

Posted on October 31st, 2019
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In his review of the 1978 thriller, Halloween, Roger Ebert wrote, “sometimes we want to be scared…if you don’t want to have a really terrifying experience, don’t see Halloween.” Pauline Kael put it this way: “a lot of people seem to be convinced that Halloween is something special — a classic. Maybe when a horror film is […]

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Tunes From The Tombs

Posted on October 24th, 2019
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Joe Mitchell, the late bestselling author, used to take long walks in cemeteries, wandering among the graves, reflecting on the fate that “awaits us all.” In one his New Yorker stories about a Staten Island cemetery where the area was so empty that it looked “as if everybody had locked up and gone off somewhere,” […]

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Was Mainland US Bombed in WWII?

Posted on October 17th, 2019
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True or False: the mainland of the United States was bombed during World War II. No, this is not a trick reference to Pearl Harbor. This is the 48 contiguous states being hit by bombs during World War II. The answer is true. The United States was bombed during World War II. In fact, it […]

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Can Murder Be Forgiven?

Posted on October 10th, 2019
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In a tense, hushed Dallas courtroom earlier this month, 18 year old Brandt Jean, tugged at his collar, choked back emotion and looked at Amber Guyger, the woman who had killed his brother. “If you are truly sorry,” he said to the former policeman, “I forgive you…I hope you go to God and ask him, he […]

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