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Life and Death

I was raised in a secular home. There was no talk of heaven or an afterlife. This life was all there was. And yet at the age of five I dreamed I died. My parents and friends circled over me, weeping, their … Continue reading

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Is Robin Williams in Hell?

Here’s a re-post of one of my earlist blogs, dedicated to actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died on this date four years ago. Robin Williams’ death brought on the expected flood of tributes, but also a smaller wave of hellfire pronouncements … Continue reading

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Death

   I used to think of death as: Delete File and empty trash.     Now I think of it as: Save Copy (in the cloud) and meet the Programmer.

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Billy Graham Dead? Don’t Believe It!

“The people’s pastor,” Billy Graham is dead. Or is he? He ranked decade after decade as one of the most admired people on the planet, and yet he was the first to admit his flaws. And that, perhaps, was the … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Day: In Memoriam

89 years after the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: 17 innocent people (unlike the 7 warring mobsters in Chicago) were murdered. They were mown down with a deadly weapon wielded by an emotionally disturbed young man. What can I say … Continue reading

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My Phobia

Part One: I Dare You (Warning: Graphic violence) My parents loved visiting their old friends Don and Gina, who had an only child named Craig (I’m an only child, too). I didn’t really enjoy being with Craig, because, although I … Continue reading

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The Biggest Event

We plan our lives around big events, birthdays, marriages, moves to new places. So why do we ignore the biggest event of all? Death. Shouldn’t that, more than anything else, affect the way we live? And if there’s even the … Continue reading

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