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Hal O'Leary

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Hal O'Leary is an 88 year old veteran of WWII who, having spent his life in theatre, and as a Secular Humanist, believes that it is only through the arts that we are afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible. As an 'atheist in the fox hole', he composed his epitaph at age 20.

With open mouth and open mind,
I came into the world to find
Life's riddle in one word defined,

And now, that Life is left behind,
Although I know they would be kind,
With open mouth and open mind,

Hal was recently inducted into the Wheeling Hall of Fame and is the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from West Liberty University. His two favorite quotes are:

"I build my house on nothing, therefore the whole world is mine."
Johann Wolfgang Goethe

"I don't know if there is a Utopia, but I am certain that we must act as though there can be."
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Graduation Day, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 13, 2018
Graduation Time Once Again This article is a commentary on the all too meaningless Commencement Day speeches the confused and agnst ridden student is subjected to. Most often they are little more than autobiographical resumes of what led to the speaker's success.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 9, 2018
Globalism vs. Nationalism
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Gun Control, A Side Show If I had my way, no one, not even the police, would have a gun. They are designed for one thing only, to kill. They have no other purpose
War, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 24, 2017
A WWII Veteran Observes: The Choice Is Ours This article attempts to suggest how a relatively good American public can allow the combined forces of the neocons of the United States and the Zionists of Israel to dictate a ruinous foreign policy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Sanctuary Cities, A Need for Intuition This article should sweep away all of the confusion surrounding the sanctuary-cities issue.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 13, 2016
Capitalism and Public Concern With a comparison of virtues to sins, in terms of capitalistic mandates, it becomes obvious that the nobility of virtue has fallen victim to the evils of a capitalistic system run amok.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 10, 2016
A Follow-up to Trump This article hopes to give a more positive result for Trump victory in light of the opposition to any radical acts he might take as evidenced by the protests that are taking place in the aftermath of the election.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 22, 2016
The Purpose of Education This article defines true reform in education as deciding just what the purpose of education should be
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2016
A Loss of Truth This article is a comment on the idiocy of the Democratic response to Trump's equally idiotic joke about Clinton's 33,000 e-mails, and the extent both parties have gone in rejecting the truth for political gain.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 15, 2016
Capitalism vs Humanity This article is designed to show the dramatic difference between a capitalist and a humanist and to show that the two are absolutely incompatible.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A Question of Gun Control The article is designed to show that without a paradigm shift, gun control will not be achieved.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 3, 2015
Education Purpose In place of the current attempts to improve the present failed system of education, what is needed is a complete reform with the emphasis on the needs of the student as opposed to the needs of industry and society.
Seperation of Church and State, From ImagesAttr
(32 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Ms. Davis and Relgious Freedom This article has been written in the hope that the case of Kim Davis versus the government may force a final solution to the question of church/state relations.
Outdoor Education Class, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 5, 2015
A Purpose For Education We must first ask why we are educating before we consider how. Currently, the system is designed to meet the demands of Industry and a sick society. It should be to meet the student's need for personal fulfilment.
war on terror, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2015
A Different Perspective For The War On Terror; Qui Bono By comparing the difference between the number of American deaths on 9/11 and the millions of death that have followed, I mean to draw a different perspective for the war on terror
A Riot Is The Language of the Unheard; #blacklivesmatter Phila. Protest 4/30/2015, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2015
BALTIMORE, The Jig Is Up A commentary on the reason for and the consequences of the protest movements in Baltimore and subsequently other cities. For the moment these cities have replaced the "City on the Hill"
Chanuka8 D Friedlander IMG_1080, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Israeli Question with Reliance on Intuition For a just solution to the Israeli Question, it may be well to rely on human intuition as opposed to questionable political or military approach.

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