Michelangelo and the Tale of the Empty Tomb

Posted on September 11th, 2020
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“Tombs are clothes of the dead,” R. Buckminster Fuller said.  “A grave is a plain suit, while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.” There are many examples of heavy-duty embroidery: –The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, a mausoleum which is the final resting spot for Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his fourth wife, Mumtaz Mahal. –The Lenin […]

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Tribute to Marilyn Hurtt

Posted on August 25th, 2020
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Marilyn Hurtt

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I Witnessed the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Posted on August 20th, 2020
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When President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and guests entered their terrace box at Ford’s Theater at 8:30 pm on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, the audience erupted in a spontaneous standing ovation.  Our American Cousin, a comedy by playwright Tom Taylor, was well into its first act, but the arrival of the President brought the production to […]

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Why Andy Williams Sang At Robert Kennedy’s Funeral

Posted on July 24th, 2020
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Andy Williams stopped singing at funerals when he was 8 years old.  A searing family tragedy and its ensuing consequences left a lifetime scar when it came to participating in memorial services. Only once in his remaining 76 years did the superstar entertainer overcome his trauma — and that was on the occasion of an […]

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Surviving A Dreadful Diagnosis

Posted on July 17th, 2020
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Every year in America, 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer. Another 1.5 million learn they have diabetes. And 720,000 others suffer their first heart attack. As one professional athlete said, “When I left home to go to the doctor’s office I was one person. After learning I had cancer, I came home a different person. Nothing […]

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