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Removing a President – A Message From Afar?

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A DEVELOPING STORY that’s being tucked away here and there across our national media deserves a lot more attention. Its main attraction? Well, it features a crude and deeply corrupt President who is also allegedly a sexual predator.

Political forces, which have eventually come to include leaders of the party that nominated him for the presidency in the first place, are massing to remove him from office. It’s now only a matter of days before he’s out.

Such a story might understandably carry some appeal for many Americans.     Continue reading “Removing a President – A Message From Afar?” »

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How A Musical Truth-Teller Got His Instrument, and Moved The World

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Stories and How They Grab Us, as Shown by a Master

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STORIES, I’VE HEARD TELL, are the lifeblood of societies and cultures. Whether they’re factual reporting … convincingly true-to-life fiction … or gripping, incredible fantasies … we all do seem to need ‘em. They can pump through our system with rousing drive, or calm and reassure us like a soothing heartbeat.

Actor John Lithgow, in his much-traveled one-man show that came to rest and opened tonight on Broadway, poses a fundamental question to his audience when the show begins. Why do we tell and listen to stories?     Continue reading “Stories and How They Grab Us, as Shown by a Master” »

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