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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”―Winston S. Churchill

Dana Jesse Marella died peacefully on July 12, 2013 from complications resulting from Niemann-Pick type C, a neurodegenerative disease. She fought a courageous battle for 12 years and was only 11 days from celebrating her 20th birthday. Once an energetic, happy little girl, Dana eventually lost all her abilities and was confined to a wheelchair. She was unable to walk, talk, had a feeding tube and then needed a tracheostomy. Despite her severe challenges and numerous hospitalizations, she never lost her sweet nature, always reaching to hold a hand, making her so deeply loved by all who knew her. …


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So. They are. Here!

HuffPo recently ran a provocative story with the headline, Explosive UFO Report In NYT Mentions ‘Off-World Vehicles Not Made On This Earth. Astrophysicist Eric W. Davis, who has consulted with the Pentagon, told the Times he briefed the Defense Department in March about “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth,” additionally suggesting that he examined some of the materials and concluded “we couldn’t make it ourselves.”

The New York Times article itself was following up on a previous post, ‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects, which reported on a video that shows a whitish oval object described as a giant ‘Tic Tac’ about the size of a commercial plane, encountered by two Navy fighter jets off the coast of San Diego in 2004. …


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Reds Champions. Spurs in Top-4. Spammers relegated.

You got to feel for us footy fans because as The Godfather’s Michael Corleone once said, “Just when I thought I was out. They pull me back in.”

Indeed, after an enforced three-month Covid-19 break, the Premier League is back this week in all its multi-billion pound pomp and circumstance — in empty stadiums. And, for us fans, not only in the UK but around the world, watching on HD television screens is the closest we’re going to get to the action. If we’re in a pub, it’ll be at six paces, sitting down, with masks and no singing mischievous ditties like this about Arsenal: “When I was just a little boy, my mother gave me a little toy/An Arsenal fan on a string/She told me to kick his ‘***king’ head in. …


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“You cannot lynch me and keep me in ghettos without becoming something monstrous yourselves.” — James Baldwin

Mary C. Loveless, a Memphis-raised daughter of privilege loves quoting essayist and activist James Baldwin. LA-based Loveless is a passionate activist, herself, who participated in the Women’s March, a worldwide protest the day after the inauguration of President Trump. She is also a small business operator (Glaze Fire), who’s been dramatically affected by the pandemic of a disease, shutting down her artistically inspiring pottery studio in Los Feliz — and, also by the pandemic of racism that scars her heart.

First of all, she’s been incited to speak up by being horrified by the “second degree murder” of George Floyd in Minneapolis. And by the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, that have expanded worldwide, and also by the violence that continues to smash up against the earnest desire for much needed change in the ways that policing is conducted in America. …

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Ashley Jude Collie

Award-winning journalist-author-blogger for Playboy, TO Star, Movie Entertainment, HuffPost, Hello Canada & my novel REJEX (Pulp Hero Press) is on Amazon.

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