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I met a stranger and he was me.

I met a stranger and he was me. Grown older today, but no wiser. His past forgotten, nothing left of what he was Buried there beneath the present time All unseen and unseeing Without what was, we cannot be what … Continue reading

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Beneath Her Feet

In this time of turmoil among men it is fitting that liberty should be a woman Beneath her feet, the words explain Send me your tired, send me your poor Send me all that yearn to be free I will … Continue reading

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We Are Not Alone, We Are Part of the Universe

I have practiced the art and the science of medicine for nearly fifty years. I have seen the course of disease change and the treatment make compensation for that change. What was once a fatal disease becomes treatable, then curable; … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Problem of Pluto and Aliens

I have been waiting patiently, but I now feel I have to raise a disturbing issue. The element plutonium was named for the planet Pluto, but Pluto is no longer a planet and while some feel it should be, it … Continue reading

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With Apologies to Mr. Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer wrote: “I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree” Paul J wrote: And that is why I’ll stop at this And not go on to finish it The words I put upon this … Continue reading

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Some Advice

Some advice for those campaigning this season People don’t vote for ideas. They vote for people they like. Try to be likable Everyone expects a politician to lie. They just don’t like to be the one he lies to. Don’t … Continue reading

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