Tag Archive for Rome

Why America Is Culpable for the Murder...

on August 21, 2014 by

An article in The New York Times yesterday revealed that ISIS demanded a ransom for James Foley’s release, according to…

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The Cognitive Dissonance of the Modern...

on June 10, 2014 by

I’ve long learned to skim over online comments left by wingnuts both right and left. Just as you know to steer clear…

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Story of S: The Journey Into Bondage

on April 7, 2014 by

“Vaping on the Surfliner to Santa Barbara. So Won Kar Wai,” I tweet. Everything is about film with me. I’m specifically referring…

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Why Paolo Sorrentino Is and Isn’t the...

on December 10, 2013 by

I was so put off by just the sacrilege inherent in the title of an article by Jimmy So in The Daily…

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Scared Shitless — Confessions of a...

on October 29, 2013 by

I admit it: Most of my life I was a fraidy-cat, a panicked pickle, a serving of yellow-belly sashimi.

Not any more, for…

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‘Mad Men’: Let’s Get Metaphysical

on April 9, 2013 by

If you look at Mad Men as pure entertainment, it simply isn’t.  Well, maybe if you’re an art director or costume designer…

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ANALYSIS: Pope Frank: What’s in a Name...

on March 14, 2013 by

SELF-PAT-ON-THE-BACK UPDATE: From Pope Frank’s activity the past twenty-four hours, his revelation about his inspiration for the name, it’s clear I hit…

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Is Frank the Last Pope?

on February 14, 2013 by

UPDATE: This post was originally titled “Benedict: The Penultimate Pope?” and makes reference to the Prophecy of the Popes (see link below)…

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Halloween? Bah, humbug.

on October 30, 2012 by

Don’t get me wrong.  The few times I was able to go trick-or-treating as a kid, I loved it.  The problem is…

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Remembering Annie—Part Two

on March 6, 2012 by

Please read part one first, or this will make zero sense.

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We were on a family vacation…

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