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The Origin of Valentine’s Day

My Valentine song: I Choose You, Sara Bareilles. For all the Valentine couples in the world. “Let love rule the day.” ORIGINS There are several legends about the origin of Valentine’s Day that go back to ancient Rome. The first … Continue reading

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Medicine and Social Bias in the 20th Century

In a recent discussion about whether children should be given immunizations for certain childhood diseases, I started to think about early modern medicine and its practices in the Western world.  While looking into it, I came across some interesting observations, … Continue reading

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Attila the Hun: The Scourge of God and the Sword of Mars (God)

Tuned in: Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man Most authors are fascinated by their characters, regardless whether they’re good, bad or a bit of both. We live, sleep, eat and dream with them always lurking somewhere about. Attila the Hun is … Continue reading

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The Nature of Angels

Tuned in: Train, Calling All Angels A few years back, I read Danielle Trussoni’s novel, Angelology.  It’s a fascinating tale of a young nun who finds herself connected to the world of angels.  The mood was cold and dark, quite … Continue reading

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Let Nature Rule: Beauty is You

Tuned in: Lady Gaga, Born This Way November and December are holiday months in America and other countries when an emphasis is often placed on food.  Many delectable and savory dishes are prepared to celebrate a day of thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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The Christmas Star

Tuned in: Carrie Underwood, Do You Hear What I Hear Year’s ago, I went to a planetarium program called The Christmas Star.  It was based on the examination of the constellations in the time cited for the birth of Christ, … Continue reading

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August Moon and Romance

Tuned in love song: Dido, White Flag August, the month of the lion, awakens sultry nights, a fierce summer moon, and a sense of romance.  In the distant past, romance lived through songs and tales of valiant knights and warriors … Continue reading

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