December 31, 2009
Effects on Society Continued The film Malena, an Italian drama/romance film made in 2000, is set in Sicily in 1940 during World War II. The silent, engagingly beautiful outsider one day hears that ..
January 11, 2009
To become a citizen of the world, it's helpful if you understand how it feels to not belong. Now that may sound like an illogical statement. Doesn't being a world citizen connote a comfort level in ..
November 19, 2008
Burakumin Like the Jews in Europe, the African Americans and the Native Americans in the U. S. , the Dalits in India, and so many more, a heavily persecuted minority group has existed in Japan since ..
October 07, 2008
Family Reunion Characters: Lolo Lola Mommy - Mommy of Young Girl Daddy - Daddy of Young Girl Tita Doctora - Mommy of Ate Engineer Tito Attorney - married to Tita Attorney's wife (no child) Tita ..
August 07, 2008
In The Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie, friendly and humorous animals are used to create a safe and non-threatening framework to present common issues that children encounter. A Sheltie (Seamus) is ..
July 31, 2008
When I wrote my first manuscript, I created the perfect hero. He was, of course, tall, dark, and handsome. He said the right things at the right times. He never had an uncharitable thought. He only ..
July 05, 2008
The editor suggested by phone, “Let's meet for lunch. We'll discuss your writing project then. " "How will I know you?" I asked. "Oh, " she answered, “that's easy. I'll be the tall, ..
July 02, 2008
We are all victims in one form or another. A victim is one that is injured, destroyed, or sacrificed under any of various conditions. Many of us are victims of several conditions, some we control, ..
June 16, 2008
Twenty years ago I had a supernatural experience when the Holy Spirit came into my life and I fell madly in love with a woman. I was jailed, injured, and robbed of the custody of my children, all ..
May 29, 2008
Did you know that there used to be a Crayola crayon that was called ‘flesh'? They changed the name in 1962 to ‘peach’ in recognition of the fact that not everybody's skin color is ..
March 25, 2008
I believe I just want to believe So I Believe. What else is there, everybody believes? I can believe anything that I want to believe. I'm not fake, I have common sense And I'm not like everyone ..
January 20, 2008
Consider the implications: If every single living thing is different from every other thing, then diversity becomes life's one irreducible fact. Only variations are real . . . and to see them, you ..
June 07, 2007
I am a sports car nut and enjoy reading Peter Egan’s column, “Side Glances, ” in Road & Track magazine. I’m a fan of Peter because of his fascinating perspective, his love .
May 30, 2007
The dread I felt encompassed my thoughts and feelings. My energy stopped flowing and immediately I felt my soul complain once again that nothing was ever going my way. Depression took control of my ..
February 26, 2007
Dealing with mental and physical disabilities, the world is often a very confusing place and the world of art is no different. I have seen many wonders as I enter into it and as is often the case in ..
January 17, 2007
*Let all your preaching be in the most simple and plainest manner; look not to the prince, but to the plain, simple, gross, unlearned people, of which cloth the prince also himself was made. Luther. .