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Johnny, Who the Hell Were Ye, Anyway?

May 29, 2019 – Jack Kennedy – that rich, sex addicted, dissembling, amoral philanderer who charmed a generation and kept the world from blowing up – would be 102 today. I still miss him. Here’s an essay I wrote last … Continue reading

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Saint Sophie of Forchtenberg

Sophia Magdalena Scholl died in 1943 when she was 22. That was about three years, psychologists reckon, before her cerebral cortex was fully developed. But despite that, or perhaps because of it, she was one of the most conspicuous heroes … Continue reading

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Mom

May 13, 2019 – Mom – Mary Christina Emerson Jenks – would have been 96 today. On a cold, rainy May day here in Port Chester, N.Y., I am remembering how she used to love the warmth and flowers of … Continue reading

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How Quickly We Forgot

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Memoir. Ten Commandment Patio Break

In the fall of 1964, I completed the first phase of my Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The second and final stage of basic would continue at Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas, where I would … Continue reading

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Singing the Internationale

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Joe Biden and Jesus Talk

“We oughta be ashamed, We oughta be ashamed, We use and abuse such a wonderful name.” – Johnny Cash and Elvis Costello duet April 25, 2019 – Joe Biden’s entry into the 2020 presidential sweepstakes today is no surprise. Many … Continue reading

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