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The Marathon

THE MARATHON When the Ethiopian crossed the finish line on spindly legs, the cheers to his victory rose with the waves of billowing white smoke from the bomb that blew off the legs of the small spectator, waiting to watch his father run by.   Silent, the boy sat in his blood, and that of many […]

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Chimps and the gun controversy

What do chimpanzees have to do with the current gun controversy? One could better ask, what do chimpanzees have to do with anger, especially male anger, which is the root of mass gun slaughter? Many people would not look kindly at being compared to the monkey family, but this is primate mammalian animal science, not creationism. Male […]

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What in the world is up with this ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ mentality? Society sinks to new lows by degrading women

Whether it’s Steubenville, Ohio or New Delhi, India, and “boys will be boys” reaction to it, it’s the same the world over as the news recently tells us. As I wrote in my book, “Women’s Roots, Status and Acomplishements in Western Civilization,” we women are still struggling for equality, no matter how much progress we […]

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Latest Shooting Tragedy in Aurora, Colo., Won’t End Until We Stop the ‘Let Boys Be Boys’ Stereotype

After a massacre, as in the Aurora, Colorado Theatre, people at first are stunned, and then they ask the most natural question, “Why?” They search for a motivation, scan the shooter’s computer, his notes, his purchases, and his apartment. They talk to his friends to determine his mind-set, locate his parents, girl friends, or acquaintances. […]

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A Letter to ‘The Guantanamo Lawyers’ — U.S. Supreme Court Turns Its Back on Fairness

Here is a letter I wrote to authors Mark Denbeaux and Jonathan Hafetz of “The Guantanamo Lawyers” upon hearing the news that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of detainees of Guantanamo prison. June 12, 2012 Distinguished Gentlemen: Today, I read in the L.A.Times that the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear […]

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Author Celebrates Birthday By Giving Free eBooks to Readers as Gifts

An acclaimed author is celebrating her 92nd birthday on Friday, June 1, by making one of her most meaningful titles available for free downloads on Amazon from June 1 to June 5. Twitter users may also use the hashtag #TweetaBook for the free book as a thank-you gift from the author. June Stephenson of Palm […]

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Humanity’s Search for the Meaning of Life

Throughout the whole of history, people have searched for the meaning of their lives, leaving a rich accumulation of writings, philosophies, dramas, religions, paintings, sculptures, buildings and music. These creative expressions affirmed life for some people, somewhere, at some time. Every creation around you which is made by a human being represents someone’s humanity. The […]

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Women’s Roots

This short history book attempts to portray women’s status and their contributions to the development of Western civilization from prehistoric times to the present. As the whole story cannot be told in a short survey, the scope of the study is focused on what seems to be the most representative of women in each historical […]

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A Puppy’s Tell-All Tale

Suddenly taken from her warm, nuzzling litter-mates and handed to an old couple, the puppy writes to her breeder, Susan, of her lonesomeness, and her longing for Susan’s lap. In her new home, with new sounds, and a cage to sleep in all by herself, she pines for her brothers and sisters. But after many […]

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