Tag Archives: mutual reception

Envisioning and Reflecting, and Somehow It All Comes Together

I sit here on the morning of what the media are calling the “first Super Blue Blood Moon Trifecta since 1866,” shaking my head a bit at the word they missed–“eclipse.” But then how many types of “first” can you say in tandem before that mouthful reaches the point of the absurd? Perhaps this is

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Farewell, Dick Gregory, We’ll Miss Your Voice of Truth and Irreverent Humor!

Of all the voices out there when civil rights and race issues were at the fore, Dick Gregory was too. He confronted when no one else dared. He said the words when no one else could. According to one Washington Post journalist, Gregory “broke the mold” by venturing into areas that often made folks wince,

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! ARE YOU SURE IT’S THE 4TH? PART 2

Happy Birthday, America! Are You Sure It’s The 4th? Part 1 Picking up where we left off now, we begin with Part 2… Okay, so coming full circle back toward where we need to be, I wanted to share a more significant date–and chart. This time, it’s the date President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the

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Happy Birthday, America! Are You Sure It’s The 4th? Part 1

Before I begin this new article, it seems appropriate this time for me to offer a type of disclaimer in the form of a simultaneous reassurance to readers on the seriousness of the returns offered in this article. I’m really concerned people will see this as a melodramatic statement. I don’t want it matter of

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A Household Name–Harper Lee–Has Moved On, But What a Legacy She Has Left Us!

You don’t live life in the Deep South as she did, watching its evolution through nearly 90 years without taking something of great depth and value from those times. Women had just won the right to vote a mere six years before her birth, and perhaps even that had made an impact on her. Harper

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And we have lost another great, this time from Earth, Wind & Fire: RIP Maurice White

Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire Maurice White has left us as of yesterday according to a news release from the Associated Press (AP) earlier today. But perhaps it was that close to the shift between Wednesday and Thursday since Earth, Wind & Fire announced his passing as having taken place early this morning. Earth, Wind &

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“Holy Terror series: Happy Birthday, Sir Winston Churchill”

I might have missed the day were it not for a recent airing of the CBS-TV Stephen Colbert Late Show.  But leave it to Ted Koppell to have said just the thing to have caught my attention, and I knew I had to have a look at the chart of this man–Winston, not Ted, or

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No, Not Again! The Trilogy: Attacks at the Movies

At 1:13 pm today (August 5, 2015) in Antioch, Tennessee, a police SWAT team converged on a movie theater in the Nashville metropolitan area. If you’re having déjà vu moments, rest assured, you’re not alone. An uber cabbie noted, “I just couldn’t believe this was happening again,” and I’m sure none of us watching this

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