Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Problem with Clones

Bel Iblis gestured to the deck officer, who nodded and got busy. “All right, Leia,” he said, turning back to her. “What’s going on?” Leia took a deep breath. “It’s the cloning, Garm. I know how Thrawn’s growing them so … Continue reading

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Agent Coulson

I “met” Agent Phil Coulson when I saw Marvel’s first Iron Man movie. I saw Iron Man a day late and a dollar short, catching it on television instead of at the box office. Yes, yes, I know. I was … Continue reading

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Be Happy!

We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us. – William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and playwright My creed is that: Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

Fathers. They are not thought on very much today. In some ways, their position has gotten a worse rap than motherhood. Yes, some of them are downright subhuman, but so are some mothers. (Catherine the Great was not very well … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Rue

     I do not know how other readers feel about Rue, Katniss’ twelve year-old ally in The Hunger Games, but I liked her almost on the spot.   I am fairly sure that there are very few readers of the … Continue reading

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A ‘Quiet’ Movie

The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, was a film I saw often while I was growing up.  I can still recall, in my youthful naiveté, hoping to someday meet John Wayne, whom I only later learned had … Continue reading

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A Difference of Courage

Cyrano de Bergerac: Possibly… An officer Does not lightly resign the privilege Of being a target. (Cards, dice, and smoke fall, roll, and float away with increasing satisfaction.) Now, if I had been there – Your courage and mine differ in … Continue reading

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