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Dua Lipa Returns to the U.S. for Sold Out Tour

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dua Lipa Returns to the U.S. for Sold Out Tour

“New Rules” Continues to Rise on the U.S. Top 40 Chart Fresh off the heels of her first sold-out headlining arena tour across Europe, Dua Lipa has returned to the U.S. to kick off the North American leg of her Self-Titled tour in Boston. Her sold-out tour received an overwhelming response from fans, with most […]

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Growing Up Joely Fisher

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Growing Up Joely Fisher

Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher invites you backstage, into the intimate world of her career and family with her hilarious, irreverent, down-to-earth show (based on her memoir) which is filled with incredible, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero, sister Carrie Fisher, ignited the writer and […]

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Alabama in the Mind of America

| December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was recently the guest preacher at the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama: a historic and key church in Alabama’s capital city. The invitation to preach came from Dr. Jeremy Pridgeon, the church’s senior minister. He had extended the invitation last spring, when he called to ask if I would come to Montgomery […]

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World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

Gorilla birthdays are always a momentous occasion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but today’s (Oct. 24) festivities were especially significant. Vila (pronounced VEE-la), the world’s second oldest gorilla, celebrated her 60th birthday with a joyful party that included all nine members of her family at the Safari Park, including a second birthday girl—one-year […]

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Longtime Advocate for Torture Survivors Receives 2017 Inspiration Award

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Longtime Advocate for Torture Survivors	Receives 2017 Inspiration Award

Kathi Anderson, Survivors of Torture, International’s (SURVIVORS’) executive director, was selected among six remarkable finalists to receive The Wealth and Legacy Center’s prestigious 2017 Inspiration Award recently at the Sanford Consortium, La Jolla. Anderson was chosen because of her longtime dedication in working with an invisible population – torture survivors. In 1997, Anderson co-founded Survivors […]

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Save Our Children

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

My wife and I will survive the consequences of Donald Trump’s presidency. Our three children, possibly, our grandchildren, will not. If you think that’s just our circumstance, unrelated to yours, you are mistaken in your judgment. I will come back to this, but first: Trump is president. He wasn’t my candidate, possibly, not yours. But […]

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CAREGIVERS, HOUSEWIVES AND HISTORY

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you’ve been married 60 years you appreciate the challenges your wife faces, as mother and housewife (if you have any measure of self-awareness); when your wife is hospitalized 49 days due to a catastrophic leg break and finally comes home, where 24-hour care is necessary, your “appreciation” is suddenly, dramatically, exponentially, greater. Friday, March […]

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What Now?

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bum-Rappery I’d be willing to bet that, besides the ample negative press our heaven-help-us president considers “ fake media,” he suffers daily from the supposed bum raps that land heavily on his equally ample ego. Tough stuff, for which it may by now be obvious, I have no sympathy. Perhaps the only good news as […]

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Sir Patrick Stewart to Receive The Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sir Patrick Stewart to Receive The Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema

The San Diego International Film Festival (SDiFF), produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, recently announced that iconic stage and screen actor Sir Patrick Stewart will be the recipient of the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema. The awards will be presented October 5 at The Variety Night of the Stars Tribute at the […]

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The Matter of Facebook

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“MySpace.com,” was the title of a sermon I preached at Washington’s National Cathedral, America’s foremost Protestant pulpit. MySpace was the social media rage. So much so that in 2005 Rupert Murdoch, the media baron, paid $580 million to buy it. I chose my sermon title because I wanted to make the essential point that everyone […]

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