INTERESTING: Life after basketball “fame”

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20100401_The_1985_Wildcats__Where_are_the_champs_now_.html?viewAll=y

Posted on Thu, Apr. 1, 2010
The 1985 Wildcats: Where are the champs now?
Compiled by Pat Maguire and Anthony Machcinski
Inquirer Staff Writers

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Villanova’s stunning 66-64 win over Georgetown for the NCAA basketball championship took place exactly 25 years ago.

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While most are dithering through life, or prattling about April Fool jokes, here’s some wisdom — life goes on. I found it because of a modest “manhattan college” connection. But in reading it, it gave me a sense of “continuity”. Well written. Only apparently one man’s life was a “train wreck”. One was unfindable. And, everyone else made their way. Is it always like that? In those proportions. Throughout history, do we all “labor in the vineyard” and pass namelessly away without much of a splash?

Sadly seems so.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Did my novel presage what will happen eventually?

http://dumpdc.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/vermont-secession-strategy/

Vermont Secession Strategy
by Kirkpatrick Sale, Director
The Middlebury Institute

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March 19, 2010—Thomas Naylor has just outlined the strategy that the Second Vermont Republic is operating under in a paper he has distributed this week. Though it is (very) specific to Vermont, where there are now at least nine candidates for the fall election, it should be of interest and perhaps instruction to secessionists everywhere.

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3. Imagine…Free Vermont. Launch a new political party whose aim is to elect state government officials and members of the legislature committed to Vermont independence. Once the party has a majority in the legislature, a motion will be introduced calling for a statewide convention to consider articles of secession. After these articles of secession have been approved by a two-thirds majority of the convention delegates, negotiations will begin with the United States Government for the peaceable departure of Vermont from the Union.

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Maybe my GrandAunt Marion, who plays a big role in my novel “CHURCH 10●19●62” http://www.itstartedinchurch.com, may have been ahead of the battle for freedom. To bad she didn’t sell my Mom the farm, also described in the novel, who knows how things might have been different. Also in the novel, I predict that Vermont could become the “New Switzerland”. Too bad, I won’t be here to find out if I was right. Maybe I’ll be the “Jules Verne” of the Vermont story. ROFL, yeah, I know “get a job”. But I have one driving Frau nuts!

Seriously, maybe New Hampshire won’t be the first “Free State”.

p.s., a good post for April 1st!

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