Richard C. Schulman

St. Patrik’s Day, March 17

Few celebrations are as exciting as those on behalf of the man who drove the snakes from Ireland. Patrick’s death was believed to be on March 17th in 461 A.D. Patrick’s sainthood is celebrated on that day in March. In addition to the snake legend, he is credited with explaining …

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Thoughts about CHRISTMAS —— December 25

One of the things that make a Christmas party so delightful is that it is everybody’s party. Most other parties are in honor of some friend, relative, or colleague. We celebrate and salute the guest of honor’s great new achievement or anniversary. We come together to congratulate a particular individual …

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Chanukah,, December 8,, 2012

One hundred and sixtyseven years before the birth of Christ, a Syrian King named Antiochus captured the land of Israel. He ordered the Jews to give up their religion and worship his idols. All who refused to obey his command were put to death. What followed was the first fight …

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October Highlights

ODE TO COLUMBUS DA Monday, October 8th Americans celebrated the Discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. There are those who contend that the Norse Vikings, Irish missionaries or the ten lost tribes of Israel somehow discovered America before Columbus did; but the fact is that Columbus alone got …

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Quotations from famous people


“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” — Maya Angelou “The discovery of what one really likes is not as easy as it sounds. It involves the discovery of oneself, a laborious and often painful business.” — Clifton Fadiman “For all …

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