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Walt Alexander’s series of devotional essays

Jeffrey DeMunn will play Willy Loman in The Old Globe's production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, directed by Pam MacKinnon, Jan. 22 - Feb. 27, 2011.  Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
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WILLY: What’s the mystery? The man knew what he wanted and went out and got it! Walked into a jungle, and comes out, the age of twenty-one, and he’s rich! The world is an oyster, but you don’t crack it open on a mattress! (Death of a Salesman Act 1)

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I remember growing up and going to An Officer and a Gentleman. I remember in response to seeing that second movie, all the kids in my school were asking each other, ‘Where are you from?” and then gleefully replying, “Only two things come out of [wherever you said you were

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There is an old saying, ‘You cannot make an omelette unless you are willing to break some eggs!’ This has many meanings but one meaning refers to the fact you may have to risk something and not look back to get something you want, because you cannot put the egg back in the shell. The

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October of 2016 was the 12 years anniversary since Pulp Fiction was released to theaters. I do not know if you have seen it, but according to the American Film Institute, it is one of the best movies ever made. I have to agree with them. Though it is not

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A few weeks ago, I pulled up my recommendations for Youtube.  I like to hear about the details about different movies and the stories behind them and in the list of recommendations was a video about Stanley Kubrick’s making of the Shining and some theories about the symbolism that he

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This past Christmas and New Years season was scary. I heard on the news a lot that Muslim terrorists were seeking to attack churches and public gatherings. Our own Jim Riordan wrote about it:(http://menofvalue.com/2016/12/25/isis-vows-attack-u-s-churches-well-thought-scream-james-riordan/) I was especially concerned since I go to a large church in Chicagoland and my family insisted

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We have made it  into our 3rd year and therefore we want to talk about the Judeo-Christian values of our third president, Mr. Thomas Jefferson. Now I know that Mr. Jefferson is the founding father that all atheists and agnostics love to tout as an example of a person that

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We have all had quite a year! This elections, the economy, and the challenges presented by Barack Obama, and all we have been through personally have been really draining. I hope you are all using the holiday to rejuvenate and recharge. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING FAITHFUL READERS AND FOR

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On Christmas Day Assist me, Muse Divine! To sing the Morn On which the Saviour of Mankind was born But oh! What Numbers to the Theme can rise? Unless kind Angels aid me from the skies? Methinks I see the tuneful Host descend And with officious Joy the Scene attend.

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I had something happen to my 6 year-old son last week that just killed me. I think it taught me a lot about how the Lord sees us. My wife and son were at Target (Some of you out there may think that that was their first mistake) and were looking around. They were in the

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