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My St. Jude Saga Continues

Ray Bradbury once said: “Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.” That’s a pretty good metaphor for what I’m about to do.

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New Book by Poet Jose Angel Figueroa

Richard Poe wrote the Foreword to a new book by Nuyorican poet Jose Angel Figueroa.

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New York: Seat of Empire

Why do we call New York the “Empire State”? Most historians agree that George Washington himself coined the term when, in a letter of December 2, 1784 to the officials and citizens of New York City, he described the Big Apple as, “the seat of the Empire.”

Why do we call New York the “Empire State”? Most historians agree that George Washington himself coined the term when, in a letter of December 2, 1784 to the officials and citizens of New York City, he described the Big Apple as, “the seat of the Empire.”

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REMEMBER THE TOWERS: View Censored Images of 9/11 Jumpers

RangerJarhead.com presents a stunning set of 9/11 images which most readers have not seen — images of Americans falling to their deaths from the World Trade Center. “One looks at these shots as at something sacred,” writes Lawrence Auster.

RangerJarhead.com presents a stunning set of 9/11 images which most readers have not seen — images of Americans falling to their deaths from the World Trade Center.

“One looks at these shots as at something sacred,” writes Lawrence Auster. Read more

GREEK ORTHODOX LEADER DIES: Archbishop Iakovos Expires Eight Days After Pope

Archbishop Iakovos, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Americas for 37 years, died at age 93, on Sunday, April 10 — eight days after the death of Pope John Paul II.

Archbishop Iakovos, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Americas for 37 years, died at age 93, on Sunday, April 10 — eight days after the death of Pope John Paul II. Read more

False Pope Dies Before Real Pope

The world’s best-known pretender to the throne of St. Peter — one Clemente Dominguez y Gómez of Spain — died on March 21 at age 59 — eleven days before the real Pope expired in Rome

The world’s best-known pretender to the throne of St. Peter — one Clemente Dominguez y Gómez of Spain — died on March 21 at age 59 — eleven days before the real Pope expired in Rome Read more

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH: May 13, Anno Domini 2005

The mystically inclined will be interested to learn that, in slightly more than 70 days, a most unusual Friday the Thirteenth will overtake us.

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all, on this, the 215th anniversary of George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, made in New York City, our nation’s first capital, on October 3, 1789.

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“IT IS AS IT WAS”: Pope John Paul II’s Verdict on Gibson Film

Upon previewing Mel Gibson’s forthcoming film The Passion of Christ, Pope John Paul II spoke only five words: “It is as it was.”

Upon previewing Mel Gibson’s forthcoming film The Passion of Christ, Pope John Paul II spoke only five words: “It is as it was.” Read more

Washington’s Prayer for America

I have learned of another text which is commonly called “Washington’s Prayer.”

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