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September 11 Reflection, for Kids: Do the Twin Towers Still Stand in 2014?

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By Shawn StJean

On this date, the anniversary of our great national tragedy, we often invite ourselves and others to “reflect.”  That is the purpose of this short primer.  It is intended for younger children–those born since 2001, perhaps, but we can all use reminders, sometimes.

“…life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…”  –Declaration of Independence

“…secure the blessings of l…

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Clotho’s Loom by Shawn StJean MicroBlog turned 2 today!

Clotho’s Loom by Shawn StJean MicroBlog turned 2 today!

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Issues For Indie Writers: Complicating the Plot Structure of Your Story / Novel

Issues For Indie Writers: Complicating the Plot Structure of Your Story / Novel

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By Shawn StJean

Shakespeare inherited from the Greek tragedians a 5-part plot structure, which functions to keep the writer on track concerning the overall trajectory of the work, and from getting lost in the details.  English teachers know this structure as Freytag’s Triangle or Pyramid: Act I—Exposition, II-Complication, II—Climax, IV—Catastrophe (Reversal), and V—Denouement (“Unraveling”). …

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Killing Kennedy: O’Reilly-based Film Would Hang Any Jury — Film Review by Shawn StJean

Killing Kennedy: O’Reilly-based Film Would Hang Any Jury — Film Review by Shawn StJean

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National Geographic Channel’s production of Killing Kennedy, which aired on Veteran’s Day last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the presidential assassination on November 22, has appeared on Blu-Ray and DVD video.

The television film, based on media pundit Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s book, seems intended as a vindication of the Warren Commission Report‘s conclusion of a lone assassin,…

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