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The mystique of being a Secret Service Agent can almost be encapsulated in the dark glare of the signature sunglasses. On the other hand, the optics definitely serve a function beyond just looking cool, according to 30 year Secret Service Agent Nick Trotta. “The one thing I don’t think you want us to do is to come up to that rope line with the President and squint,” he says. But while his recent honoring at St. Joseph’s Church in New Rochelle wasn’t a matter of trying to spot dry eyes among an abundance of tears, the affair certainly hit home for the New Rochelle native and recently retired Assistant Director of the service.
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Dyslexia as a disorder causes a reader to jumble and misinterpret letters and symbols. The scramble, nonetheless, does not amount to a thinking disorder, and while it can be overcome in spades, there is one factor that always remains.
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Note : I wrote this following George Floyd’s murder, and returning now, I’m not quite ready to comment on Jacob Blake’s case
As a kid, Justin Coby Pellis got into Rock ’n Roll from his father’s influence. On the other side, his mother exposed him to the old school Jewish and Israeli melodies, while opera and symphonies were a frequent destination with his grandmother. However, it was his musical theater roles at Solomon Schechter High School that inspired him to major in music at Goucher College in Baltimore. So all the musical diversity in his rearview, higher education has helped him sort it out.
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This the third article I’ve written in defense of JJ Abrams Star Trek, it’s really becoming quite a quest with me. I can’t seem to help it. I just hope Star Trek 4 is better than the last one. So let’s leave the main impediment to all the detractors off the page. That would be the lack of Science Fiction in his re-visioning. In this round, I will recall the state of Star Trek after Enterprise and Nemesis tanked and look at JJ's introduction through the precarious standing the franchise held.
In actuality, this might be better titled, best true crime horror movies that I can actually stomach. Not that the ones dissected aren’t deserving and universally acknowledged. But the horror movies listed afterwards are just too startlingly real for me and would inflict permanent damage to determine if they measure up.