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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What Is Jeff Bezos Burying?

Posted on July 11th, 2019
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Resources
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For some, July 5, 1994 is the date that will live in infamy in the retail industry.  That’s when Jeff Bezos founded Amazon and turned the world of shopping upside down. Bezos elicits extreme reactions: he’s either the “whiz kid” whose fledgling online bookstore launched the ultra-convenient world of E-commerce, or he’s the narcissistic Croesus who […]

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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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Do Animals Mourn?

Posted on June 13th, 2019
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This is a true story: In 2006, two ducks were rescued from a foie gras factory in New York and taken to a farm sanctuary. The two, named Harper and Kohl, were in bad shape physically.  Harper was blind in one eye and Kohl’s legs were severely impaired by untreated fractures. Both ducks were extremely […]

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Julius Caesar Didn’t Own A Life Insurance Policy

Posted on May 28th, 2019
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“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” So begins the most famous eulogy ever written: Marc Antony’s stirring tribute to the assassinated leader of Rome, Julius Caesar.  With words carefully chosen, some subtle, others inflammatory, Antony cleverly praised Caesar — his aim was to rally the […]

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