Archive for June, 2014

walt whitman hs

Simplicity Is The Glory Of Expression! (Or Why We All Need A Good Slap On The Back From Time To Time)

TheDiscipleMD In February of 1974 I  found myself in the midst of the county wrestling championships. The wrestling tournament was always held at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. Walt Whitman High School was home to an athletic facility that was matched by no other school in the county and possibly by no other […]

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A Love Affair With Al Capone

TheDiscipleMD “The story is told that one Sunday Calvin Coolidge, one time president of the United States and a man noted for few words, returned from church. His wife asked him what the preacher spoke about. He replied, “Sin.” “What did he say?” she asked.“He was against it,” was his reply. I think I could answer the question […]

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But Is Anybody Listening?

In a commentary published in November of 2007, written by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, he asks this question: “Where are the orators who will lead us away from our fixation on pleasure and prosperity and back to an ethic well understood by previous generations; an ethic of responsibility and accountability? (“Double Jeopardy”, Washington Times). The answer: “Husband […]

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King Richard III’s Winter of Discontent Is Past! (The Hunchbacked Toad Speaks From The Grave)

TheDiscipleMD “Examination of Richard III’s remains shows that he had a scoliosis, thus confirming that the Shakespearean description of a ‘hunchbacked toad’ is a complete fabrication — yet more proof that, while the plays are splendid dramas, they are also most certainly fiction not fact,” said Phil Stone, chairman of the Richard III Society. “History […]

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