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Monday, October 27,2014
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Courage

By David Bruce
On July 29, 2006, Australian tourist Kimberley Dear, 21, took a skydiving lesson at an airport near St. Louis, Missouri. Tragically, the plane developed engine problems after takeoff...
Sunday, October 19,2014
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Food

By David Bruce
The son of R. Hayyim of Zans, R. Baruch, was the Rabbi of Gorlitz. One day, a young housemaid came to his house and asked what she should prepare for the evening meal of the people she worked for.
Monday, October 13,2014
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Today's topic: Food

By David Bruce
The son of R. Hayyim of Zans, R. Baruch, was the Rabbi of Gorlitz. One day, a young housemaid came to his house and asked what she should prepare for the evening meal of the people she worked for...
Sunday, October 5,2014
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Homosexuals

By David Bruce
On Oct. 11, 2008 (Coming-Out Day), a Daily Kos reader who is a PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Mother and who posted using the name "1864 House," wrote about how she acquired two gay sons.
Sunday, September 28,2014
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Competition

By David Bruce
The 1,049-mile-long Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska is taken seriously. During and after the race the urine of the sled dogs used in the race is tested to make sure the dogs have not been given any performance-enhancing drugs.
Sunday, September 21,2014
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Music

By David Bruce
• Country music star Taylor Swift believes in hugging: “I’ve always been a hugger. If we all hugged more, the world would be a better place.”
Sunday, September 14,2014
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Baseball/Softball

By David Bruce
Willie Mays was a great, but often modest, baseball player. When he was called up from the minor leagues to the major leagues, he protested that he wasn't ready yet. When the baseball official asked what he was batting, Mr. Mays replied, ".477."
Friday, September 5,2014
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Names

By David Bruce
Gore Vidal's name is a Russian phrase that, literally translated, means, "He has seen grief." However, author/critic Jonathan Raban asked his Russian housekeeper about it and discovered that it has a stronger meaning than you may suppose.
Monday, September 1,2014
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Death

By David Bruce
Comedian Jackie Gleason grew up poor. When his mother died, it looked as if she would be buried in a potter's field due to lack of money for a proper funeral. Fortunately, her fellow workers at the BMT - she worked in the subway as a token clerk - took up a collection and came up with enough money so that she could receive a proper funeral.
Sunday, August 24,2014
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Violence against women

By David Bruce
In the summer of 2014, Jasmine Jafferali was busy with her cell phone as she walked west along Van Buren Street in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois, going to a workout when a man - who she thought looked deranged - accosted her.
 
 
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