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On the Origin of Species

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts…” – William Shakespeare It is the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a day which always resonates with and deeply saddens me, as it…

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We Are The Monument – Look!

  “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be…

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This is the Moment

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” ― Mahatma Gandhi About 30 years ago or so, I was in the pre-op room for another in a long series of foot and leg operations – inconvenient and painful, but never life threatening. I was in there with…

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The Miracle Workers

All my life’s a circle; Sunrise and sundown; Moon rolls thru the nighttime; Till the daybreak comes around. It seems like I’ve been here before; I can’t remember when; But I have this funny feeling; That we’ll all be together again. No straight lines make up my life; And all my roads have bends; There’s…

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Paradise Lost?

  Years ago, when we were representing the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, we conducted a national study of retired judges to examine the influence of media upon their decisions. No longer contained by the sanctity of their robes, they were free to be more transparent – “Of course we were influenced by what…

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When Does Glory Fade?

When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made! All the world wondered. Honour the charge they made! Honour the Light Brigade, Noble six hundred!” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson Rode the 600. Alfred Tennyson’s eloquent poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” bears profound witness to how the miscomprehension of British commanders during…

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Let’s Go To Blockbuster Tonight

                                                                                “Regrets, I’ve had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what…

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We Are All Elizabeth Holmes

Photo c/o Tali Mackay at English Wikipedia “All we are saying is give peace a chance All we are saying is give peace a chance”  – John Lennon  Growing up, watching David Carradine star in the television show Kung Fu in 1972 – a contradiction in and of itself as television networks were then unjustly afraid to have Asians star in Asian roles – was my first…

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Our 9/11 Heroes

  Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK Whenever I see or hear a helicopter, I think of 9/11 and its aftermath. Back then, I was living on the eighth floor of a condo not far from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.  That awful day and for days after the planes hit the World…

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But Wait, There’s More

It used to be so natural (Used to be…) To talk about forever But ‘used to be’s’ don’t count anymore They just lay on the floor ‘Til we sweep them away (You don’t say you need me) And you don’t sing me love songs You don’t bring me flowers anymore (You don’t bring me flowers…

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Love is Having to Say You’re Sorry

The greatest love stories are not those in which love is only spoken, but those in which love is acted upon.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli When I was in college, the 1970 movie Love Story was still all the rage. For us young, impressionable teenagers, it seemed to hold the keys for mature love and relationships. The…

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Bibi & Jerry’s Political Crunch

Your love is better than ice cream Better than anything else that I’ve tried And your love is better than ice cream Everyone here knows how to fight And it’s a long way down It’s a long way down It’s a long way down to the place Where we started from.” – Sarah McLachlan What are…

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Seeking To Be Understood

“Our history, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived but if faced with courage it need not be lived again.” —Maya Angelou   It’s been 40 years and though I haven’t thought about it in years, I can still see in my mind’s eye the flowered dress she was wearing as she walked into the…

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The Tipping Point

  “Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push–in just the right place–it can be tipped.” –Malcolm Gladwell So much of history occurs not with a bang, but a whimper. If we listen closely enough and watch carefully, we can witness it,…

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Not So Prime Day

    Richard S. Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK I’ve been a fan of Amazon since it only sold books. I’ve purchased so many dry goods and household products from the ubiquitous online site over the past two decades that I have often joked that I am the singularity – the reason Amazon was…

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The Impossible Dream

To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow And to run where the brave dare not go” –The Impossible Dream lyrics by Leigh Mitch & Darion Joseph   Grandma Dot and Grandpa Sam – you would have liked them if you had met them – were our late mother’s parents…

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Diamonds & Rust

“We both know what memories can bring They bring diamonds and rust” —Joan Baez The difference, it would seem, between youth and aging is that in youth we look forward and naturally see a boundless horizon and infinite deposits of time. After a certain age, we find ourselves just as naturally looking backwards with frequency,…

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Howdy, Neighbor

“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood A beautiful day for a neighbor.” —Fred Rogers Sleep is not something I take for granted anymore. I was blessed to fall gently asleep early, but staying asleep cannot be taken for granted anymore. At 3:30 am, the reverse gloaming began with me as its witness. When reading,…

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The Power of Love (PODCAST)

“Though whether I shall ever ‘create’ is something I can’t really tell. But I do believe that it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one’s inner life. And that too is a deed.” —Etty Hillesum It must be 30 years ago, but I still…

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It’s Crypto Time

“It is a highly speculative asset, and I think people should beware, it can be extremely volatile.”  —Janet Yellen Today, just a dozen years after its introduction, about 14% of Americans own cryptocurrency, with the value worldwide at about $2.4 trillion – or twice that of all U.S. currency in circulation. Yet how many of…

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