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Bonaventure’s Hat

July 16, 2020

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Michael Geiger

Bonaventure’s Hat I am a proud graduate of St. Bonaventure University.  People who know me even casually soon learn this fact and also understand that this school influenced my life.  The campus ranks among the most beautiful places.  The dedicated professors, administrators, and staff who have opted for life in extremely remote (and extremely frozen) […]

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Eye of the Beholder

June 17, 2020

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Michael Geiger

Eye of the Beholder Chances are that most of us know well the storyline of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life.  At a low point and feeling as if his life has been a series of unfulfilled opportunities, our protagonist, George Bailey, comes to believe that all would be better if he were never born.  […]

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Memorial Day – It’s Complicated

May 29, 2020

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Michael Geiger

Memorial Day – It’s Complicated Memorial Day just passed.  America celebrated with a three day weekend as it has since the late 1960s.  But what did we celebrate?  Based on advertisements popping up on the computer and on television, we apparently use Memorial Day to celebrate furniture sales and lower prices on automobiles.  Stories in […]

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Apollo 13 – Failure Is Not an Option 50 Years Later

May 8, 2020

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Michael Geiger

Apollo 13 – Failure Is Not an Option Fifty Years Later 46 hours and 43 minutes into the Apollo 13 space flight in 1970, the on-duty Capsule Communicator on the ground in Houston, Joe Kerwin, told the Apollo 13 crew, “The spacecraft is in real good shape as far as we are concerned.  We’re bored […]

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Fauci’s Fierce Faith In the Facts

April 15, 2020

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Michael Geiger

Fauci’s Fierce Faith In the Facts I would wager that a few short months ago, most of us did not know that there existed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID).  I would wager even more that fewer of us knew the name of its Director, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.  Dr. Fauci […]

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