Living and Dying Alone

Posted on July 24th, 2019
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“The weather was warm and he was buried, with indecent haste, in one of the public cemeteries…on the Sunday following…an intense excitement was created by the declaration of a peasant that, while sitting on the grave, he had distinctly felt a commotion of the  earth, as if occasioned by someone struggling beneath…spades were hurriedly procured, […]

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Neil Armstrong: The Premature Obituary

Posted on July 17th, 2019
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Richard Nixon was looking at the speech no President of the United States would ever want to deliver. It was titled, “In the Event of Moon Disaster.” The date was July 22, 1969.  Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were set to depart from the surface of the moon to join fellow crew member […]

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Remembering Our Veterans on the 4th of July

Posted on July 3rd, 2019
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Dale Wayne Quick, who passed at away at the age of 91 in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 13, 2019, was not a national figure. His name never appeared in the New York Times.  He was not discussed on Fox News, CNN, TMZ or The View.  He didn’t win a national lottery, star on Jeopardy or […]

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Marilyn Monroe in Life and Death

Posted on June 26th, 2019
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When film director Billy Wilder was asked about his working relationship with the notoriously unstable Marilyn Monroe, he replied: “I have an Aunt Ida who lives in Vienna.  She’s on time for everything.  Her memory is good, so she could learn lines.  But I would never think of casting her in a movie.  Who would […]

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Billy Buckner’s Decisive Moment in Death

Posted on June 6th, 2019
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In photography, it’s called “the decisive moment.” The term, coined by French master, Henri Cartier-Bresson, refers to the shot which captures all of the significance of an event, including hints of antecedent conditions. Think of the exhilarating moment recorded by Alfred Eisenstaedt with the kiss in Times Square on VJ day, August, 1945. Or the […]

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