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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Surveillance, Selfies and Funerals

Posted on June 20th, 2019
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“Smile, you are on Candid Camera.” That was the punch line of a popular television program that ran, in one form or another, for more than fifty years. The creator, Allen Funt, and his crew would catch unsuspecting individuals in some foolish act on a hidden camera: at a critical point, the target would be informed […]

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And Then The Light Dims

Posted on January 16th, 2019
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Circling 512 miles above the earth, NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite has confirmed what Americans already know: Christmas is the brightest season of all. The six week period that runs just before Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day produces night skies that are up to 50 percent brighter than any other time of the year. This, of course, […]

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Blue Christmas In Surf City

Posted on December 24th, 2018
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Beach Boy Brian Wilson, joined by a remarkably tight back-up band, which prominently featured fellow founding Beach Boy, Al Jardine, recently wrapped up a two month, eleven state Christmas tour. At the same time, Brian’s cousin, another fellow Beach Boy, Mike Love, who pays for the rights to use the group’s name, is finishing a […]

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Dealing With The Cost Of Death

Posted on September 7th, 2018
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Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory is happy to accept guest contributions to our blog. The following was submitted to us by Scott Sanders: Photo By: Pixabay   How to Afford the Price Tag of Terminal Cancer   Millions of people have been diagnosed with cancer, but with that comes a pretty hefty price tag. According […]

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