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Joseph Xavier Martin

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The entrance gates are a massive, granite and wrought iron affair that would do honor to a Loire Valley Chateau. “Forest Lawn” is emblazoned across...

Pork or Baloney?

“Pork Chop” is a two hundred-pound, pot-bellied pig who resides in a suburban home in Amherst, N.Y. All was well in the household until the lard-...

The Right of Dissent in America

“The Right of Dissent in America” During the late 1960’s, our nation nearly came apart at the seams. Dissent and protest sprung up everywhere. Not...

A Free press in a free land

Washinton Post Columnist Margaret Sullivan’s piece, on the imminent departure of White House press rep. Sarah Sanders, caused me to remember many...

The Gift of Gab

The Gift of Gab There are few traits more closely associated with those of Irish Heritage than “The Gift of Gab.” Defined by Wikipedia as “the...