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The Return of Cromwell

When I was a boy in Hollywood, in the palmy days of the mid-Sixties, my father (in addition to his grocery-and-rent-paying engineering job) wrote screenplays. None of these were ever sold, alas. But while I watched Batman and the Green Hornet, and stood bemused at the antic of the hippies, Dad’s fertile imagination ground out [...]

Mom the Missionary

During my pregnancy with my first child, I belonged to an interdenominational Bible study that was filled mostly with medical students who planned on doing mission work. Waddling in to the room, I remember feeling like a spiritual slacker surrounded by all these selfless MDs-to-be, discussing their plans to spread the Good News while offering [...]

London builds…something.

Public art or public eyesore? The mayor of London -- the host city for the 2012 Olympic games -- has commissioned a tower for their Olympic Park meant to be their own "mini-Eiffel." Some 400ft high – admittedly a little shy of the Paris landmark's 1,063ft, but higher than the Statue of Liberty – the [...]

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