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The 20th century was a time of unparalleled innovation and discovery, with great progress in science and technology, especially the practice of medicine. So it was both shocking and humbling when, in...
Poet Edward Dougherty likes to mention that he has worked in a pizza shop and prepared VCR instructions for The Cable Guide. Certainly anything can feed and direct a poet in his work. He was also...
Dianea Kohl’s life is marked by pain and joy, victory and disappointment and many, many tears. As a nurse and a psychotherapist she has shared the torment of others and led them in a healing...
I think my whole life has been leading up to this summer – seeing, sensing, assimilating bits of history and translating them into music. I want my music to transport people to times and...
Judge Thomas Averill Carter of Owego, NY never really existed. Robert W. White’s novel set in the 1850s, “Susquehanna Scandal”, described a respected lawyer and jurist with a messy...
There's an Indian legend that if you capture a butterfly and whisper a wish to it, the butterfly cannot reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit, who hears, sees and knows all. In...
Across the bridge, Main Street became Court Street. She passed the nut store and inhaled a heavenly aroma of roasting cashews. Her mother used to buy Spanish peanuts and penuche fudge whenever they...
The speakers of Proto-Indo-European were farmers and stockbreeders: we can reconstruct words for bull, cow, ox, ram, ewe, pig and piglet... They divided their possessions into two categories:...
Football games feature marching bands and cheerleaders. Fans may sing their school's fight song, but there is no famous football song that everyone can sing together. Basketball has a driving...
Writers of fantasy and science fiction know that there are certain leaps they can take into the unknown or impossible and their readers will leap with them. Disregard gravity or the speed of light...