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The major purpose of our book is to get us in touch with the ways we employ aggression and passion to meet our personal needs and to achieve our ambitions, goals and dreams.  Experiencing our...
Twenty-nine years after AIDS was first recognized by the CDC, HIV/AIDS remains a global pandemic. In 2007, it was estimated that 33.2 million people live with HIV/AIDS worldwide, and that AIDS killed...
The opposition to an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero ignited a new wave of discussion about religious tolerance in our country. In a nation where religious freedom is cherished, why is it...
Among the many contributions of African-Americans to our national life, one seems almost incidental: the intense interest in genealogy.  The appearance in 1976 of the book “Roots” by...
Anyone’s life, if lived fully and expressed well, could be molded into good literature.  But few people take the time, nurture the voice and develop the proper distance and self-...
Troops involved in a conflict are admonished to pursue the enemy and carry out their mission as if victory in the war depended entirely on them.  That may not always be the case -- there's a...
A poor teenage couple struggling to provide a decent life for a small child would engender feelings of sympathy and charity in most people.  But not many would take the step to become a...
A poor teenage couple struggling to provide a decent life for a small child would engender feelings of sympathy and charity in most people.  But not many would take the step to become a...
Writing may fill a personal need and can be a solitary act.  Sending a manuscript to a publisher may feel like sending a child off to the first day of school. The separation anxiety and fear of...
When Timothy Wahl was growing up on a dairy farm in Allegany County , NY, Town of Andover , going to Andover Central School, doing the chores and playing games in Elm Valley, few would have thought...