Issue #109: Dead, forgotten


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Dead, forgotten

I don’t want to live, die and be completely forgotten. Unfortunately, many souls are.

I am reminded of bard William Shakespeare when he wrote his Sonnet No. 18.

Within the sonnet, …

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Issue #108 : Adieu, Ennui


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I was bored one evening and decided there wasn’t a chance in hell for the weariness of ennui to turn me into a blubbering idiot if I just listened to …

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Issue #107 : Opposite Effects


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I remember when my parents used to talk about the struggles of living during the Great Depression.

People out of work, hoping to find jobs where none were. When her coal-mining …

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Issue #106 : Marvelous Mr. Deen


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Marvelous Mr. Deen

Hollywood will soon produce a movie about my favorite high school teacher — actually, my favorite teacher — Mr. Stan Deen.

The movie, “Brave the Dark,” will star Jared …

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Issue #105 : A distance, vast


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A distance, vast

The day I am writing this, I am 57 miles from home. I am 57 miles from home every working day. It’s too far.

The day I am writing …

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Issue #104 : Harlan and Me


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Harlan and Me

The great American writer Harlan Ellison called me, a few times. I would answer and listen carefully, of course.

On June 28, we lost a Giant of …

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Issue #103 : Better Mileage


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Recently, Consumer Reports noted that almost any car can make it to 200,000 miles and beyond, if you’re willing to throw money at it.

Here are the 10 cars that can …

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Issue #102 : The Fans No Longer With Us


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Everybody knows the Andrews’ extended household is one big, demented, crazy, nutball Philadelphia Eagle household.

On Feb. 4, we saw something we thought we were never going to see in our …

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