The Flawed but Perfect Hero – A study of the Modern Fictional Persona

So what makes a good hero? For a moment, let us set aside the usual definitions of noble self-sacrifice, rushing into peril to save others or for the sake of a higher cause. Let’s face it, a villain can be seen to do all these things and the really clever

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Milt Gross Book Review: “Nothing Like It in the World” by the late Stephen E. Ambrose

One of the most interesting books I’ve ever read, Nothing Like It in the World tells how the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads were built and met in the mountains to form the first railroad to cross the United States. Milt Gross photo.

My

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Off we go — with a new hip : Down the Road a Piece

I think winter is working toward ending.

At least I hope so.

It snowed, then it rained, then the sun came out. And I’m ready to go out. In the sun, not in the snow or rain. Rain in February…even the end of February?

A couple of our first planned trips

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2016 Book Basket KingsCalendar No. 2

Kingscalendar “Book Basket 2016” is a freely provided service to authors and their publicists. I commenced ‘Book Baskets’ a couple of years ago at Magic City Morning Star in Maine USA, and you can find those book baskets <a href="http://www.magic-city-news.com/R_P_BenDedek_33/index.shtml

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s plan to beat terror

There is a popular joke about a man standing trial for the murder of his own parents. After he is unequivocally proven guilty, the judge turns to him and asks: “Do you have anything to say in your defense?” The defendant replies

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The Shamrak Report Feb 24, 2015

The Shamrak Report produced by Steven Shamrak presents the Jewish point of view on the Arab-Israel conflict to motivate people to support the Jewish National independence movement, Zionism! You may use articles and letters on your website, FaceBook

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“Finding Myself in China” Footnote Links

Recently I went through the unbelievable process of trying to get a publisher to publish the story of my life in China. You can read about that experience in the article ‘Holding

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2016 Book Basket KingsCalendar No. 1

Kingscalendar “Book Basket 2016” is a freely provided service to authors and their publicists. I commenced ‘Book Baskets’ a couple of years ago at Magic City Morning Star in Maine USA, and you can find those book baskets <a href="http://www.magic-city-news.com/R_P_BenDedek_33/index.shtml

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Martha Stevens-David Review: “A Song in the Dark” by June M. Davis

This is a rather a “small” book when first looking at it but as I began to read through the writer’s life experiences, I was overwhelmed by her writings.

Having read through the accompanying information sheet that was dispensed with the

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Responding to North Korea’s Latest Provocation

For many years Korea has been known as “The Land of the Morning Calm.” Sunday, Feb. 7, I could have added a post-script: “The morning calm and the afternoon chaos!”

I was sitting at Seoul’s magnificent Incheon International Airport waiting to

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