Archive | January, 2010


Posted on 31 January 2010

Why is one of the first words we learn to say after “Mama” and “Dada.”   The very essence of the word is the core of the human existence.  As flawed human beings, we seek reasons for the flaws as well as everything else that colors our world, both personal and in the greater scheme of things.  Why? […]

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These Are Your Fears

Posted on 29 January 2010

Oddly enough, just shortly before I read Thomas Petruzzelli Sr.’s article, “The Fear Factor,” I recalled a dream that I had had many years ago.  I thought of sharing it here, in the hope that it might help someone, but it seemed so personal that I hesitated.  Tom Sr’s. article was a sign that I […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

Posted on 28 January 2010

How many times have you walked through a mall or a supermarket lot and spied a penny waiting to be picked up by a superstitious or thrifty individual?  Benjamin Franklin said, “A penny saved is a penny earned” and rightly so, because those who turned up their noses at this noble coin did not understand […]

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Follow Your Star

Posted on 27 January 2010

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the East came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.’” (Gospel of Saint Matthew)    We have […]

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Case Closed!

Posted on 26 January 2010

In the war on terrorism, our enemies have defined us as “The Great Satan,” an epithet suggestive of religious connotations vis a vis our way of life.  As with most things in this increasingly global, so-called politically correct society, we now find ourselves in a war of words that allegedly helps us discern our friends […]

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Uncommon Valor

Posted on 25 January 2010

Recently, I had received e-mail about the passing of an American hero.  As I had never heard his name before, and as his story was so remarkable, I decided to conduct a little research as to the story’s veracity.  In so doing, I discovered an unsung hero whose gallant exploits simply must be shared.   […]

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Stop, Thief!

Posted on 24 January 2010

Identity theft is rampant and escalating.  It is a crime whose impact is often disastrous and life altering.  To protect yourself against the potentiality of victimization, never let your guard down.   Check all of your bills frequently for charges you never made.  And consider taking the steps below to safeguard you and your family […]

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Waiting for the Big One

Posted on 22 January 2010

Twice recently, we have heard of by Al Qaeda’s planned attacks upon our commuter aircraft.  These threats have meet with nothing but perfunctory rhetoric from our Department of Homeland Security.  The enemy seems to know more about our security operations than those allegedly in charge of them.  The media, whose sense of responsibility I have […]

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The Right to Choose

Posted on 21 January 2010

In writing this article, I am inviting bushels of rotten tomatoes to be hurled at me through cyberspace.   Having had the real-life versions, and worse, tossed at me because I chose to voice my convictions peacefully and legally, I can deal with Internet insults from strangers.   I am a longtime proponent of Roe versus […]

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Scott Brown: A Change for Massachusetts

Posted on 20 January 2010

A year after Barack Obama’s inauguration brought “change to America,” an unexpected change has occurred in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Republican Scott Brown, a heretofore obscure State Senator and real estate attorney, won election to the United States Senate by defeating Democrat Martha Coakley in the Special Election to fill the remaining three years of […]

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