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"Who needs the light With the darkness in your eyes Who needs to sleep With the stars in the sky It's here in your soul I want to be married You are my sanctuary." -- Madonna, "Sanctuary" from Bedtime Stories Adam Stone had a good life. He lived in Phoenix, Arizona all of that life. […]

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"Did you write the book of love And do you have faith in God above?If the Bible tells you so.Now do you believe in Rock 'n' rollAnd can music save your mortal soulAnd can you teach me how to dance real slow?"-- "American Pie", Don McLean Music is often the muse that inspires me to […]

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I stand decorated externally, only outwardly putting on the front of joy and glory but underneath it all I just want to be left alone and lately, I feel artificial but still, I stand there quietly wearing your gaudy decorations your flashing, cheerful lights and hoping that I can be part of something that might […]

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Glenn Miller is still the orchestra leader Playing for the boys who didn't make it home. Hank Williams has his own Honky Tonk So he never has to find a place to roam. The music didn't die that winter's night When three stars joined them here, Buddy, Ritchie and the Big Bopper Are just working […]

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Part I: The Shining Sun, Blue Moon and the Shooting Star Once upon a time so long ago, the sun and moon and stars shone down on the world below. All the heavens above loved Mother Earth and enjoyed their chance to shine upon her. In an immortal, beautiful dance, each took their turns in […]

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What possesses a man To want to reach for The moon and stars? What blind ambition Makes us want to strive The faraway beauty above? What will we do When we reach our goal Of touching heaven? Can a man ever be so bold As to leave the heavens Unblemished upon arrival? To wish upon […]

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The chains of love are forged From the finest of metal; No alloy created by man Can surpass its mettle. For hearts so strong They still need the strength Of armor and chains Of different length. The bonds are fashioned With perfect purity; Built to withstand Any type of calamity. Then they are given to […]

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By: Dan Shaurette On: May 14, 2001 An author who I considered to be a modern sci-fi/comedy genius, Douglas Adams passed away Friday. He was only 49 years old, and ironically, he died of a heart attack while working out. Adams achieved fame and cult status when he wrote and aired the infamous BBC radio […]

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