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About jalesy55

Charles Lupia is a playwright, freelance writer and lawyer. His blogs cover a range of topics, from politics to entertainment.

VANGUARD

I’ve been listening to an oral history of the U.S. Supreme Court.  One section deals with Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes and Louis Brandeis, two of the most distinguished justices in the Court’s history.  Holmes was known as “The Great Dissenter”. … Continue reading

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HOTEL RITUALS

Over the centuries, hotels have gone by many names.  In ancient times, when people parked their horses at nearby stables, they were known as inns.  Inns probably weren’t the most attractive places, although travelers, no doubt, glad to have places … Continue reading

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SPIDER-MAN UPSTATE

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the newest addition to the wall climber’s adventures, some changes of minimal significance have been mad.  His boss Iron-Man moves his headquarters from the center of Manhattan to “upstate,” so that his new building looks like so … Continue reading

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ON IMMIGRATION

I’d like to say to say just a few words on the hot button topic of immigration.  It seems that more than enough has already been said on this issue, but immigration is essential to the American experience.  And the … Continue reading

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ISLANDS

The falcon women of my life Were all born on islands: My wife Oahu, in the hospital Known for Pearl Harbor, My mother the Long Island of Hurricanes, One grandmother, the policeman’s daughter, Staten Island, The other Sicily, Where Aetna … Continue reading

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BERLIN 1989

Did you think history would cease then?  Not noticing flooded wastelands in the not distant landscape, you commandeered new wreckage by pulling down more walls.   Now like mammals after dinosaurs, eyes of Socialist discussion peer out from behind rocks.

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MAMET IS RIGHT, UP TO A POINT

A recent controversy arose when playwright David Mamet threatened to fine  Outvisable Theatre of Detroit in the event that talkbacks were held after performances of his play Oleanna.  Such a measure by Mamet was heavyhanded, as is so much that … Continue reading

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