8:44 AM.  Voices and hands and feet echo and bounce off the walls and I awake to another day in August.  I shake off my nightmares and all of their painful psychological detritus.  I should have known the nightmares would …

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It all started . . . oh hell, I honestly don’t know when it all started.  Yesterday, maybe?  It all started . . . in a bar somewhere?  Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself, because where it all really started …

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Are we, as a society, better off as a result of Valentine’s Day?  Does the expectation of receiving gifts and expressions of romantic love make us better humans?  Is buying chocolates, jewelry or formulaic cards the best way to pursue …

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Lego has come out with a new line of gender-specific toys and it has enraged a group of women who collected more than 1,000 signatures overnight to protest it, according to an article in the New York Daily News.[1] The …

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What if Santa is a woman?  What if the idiotic Elf on the Shelf is a girl named Julie instead of a boy named Jack?  What if Mary Magdalene was the 13th Apostle?  Sigh, I apologize for this last question, …

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