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A Nation Divided by Turmoil: Biden's Victory is America's Failure

Another long-winded, incoherent speech fraught with inaccuracies and false accusations.  As the polls have closed and ballots are meticulously being counted across key states, many deign to criminalize Trump for his boisterous proclamations and unorthodox leadership. However, the truth of the matter may be far more sinister than you care to imagine...Biden asserts that he and his party maintain the moral high ground in this tumultuous race for presidency. But do they really? In fact, the vast majority of Southern Democrats vehemently opposed a ban on slavery while the Republican party sought to win their freedom. Indeed, it may appear that times have changed... unless you bother to read the many defamatory statements made throughout Biden's long and storied political career -- statements targeting both women and African Americans. Although to be safe, let's assume his bigotry extended far beyond that which we've covered. So as it now seems more certain than ever that we'

Tony Award Winning Actor Brian Dennehy Dies at 81

With scores of television and film credits under his belt, the man could have retired at any moment -- and yet acting was more than just a paycheck to the late Brian Dennehy -- it was his life passion; so it's no wonder why his career was so long-lived and well-celebrated among his many devoted fans...

Brian Dennehy as he appeared in a biographical drama detailing the life of an American screenwriter and novelist, Dalton Trumbo. 

Versatile and irrefutably talented in his career, the man is perhaps best known for his performances in 'Death of a Salesman' and 'Long Day's Journey into Night.' That career came to an abrupt end in New Haven, Connecticut on Wednesday. He had lived a long life, reaching the age of 81 before succumbing to cardiac arrest brought on by sepsis.

The man behind the legend was truly a jack-of-all-trades. He played college football in his youth, which lent him the physique necessary to take on authoritative roles requiring a dominating physical presence.

Yet what set him apart from the crowd was his ability to come across as vulnerable and sensitive. It was this contrast that made his characters so compelling in each role he took on as an actor.

Despite his raw talent and charisma, his performances were largely confined to community theater performances in Long Island for the better part of his early career. It was only when he took a leap of faith and chose to branch out in Manhattan that he found the recognition he'd so eagerly sought. It was a huge risk, resulting in great reward -- but it was by no means an overnight success story...

It wasn't until 1976 that his name first appeared in The New York Times for his performance in Chekhov's 'Ivanov.' An agent in attendance that night saw him as the perfect candidate for the role of a "pro football type," and before long, he was cast in the film 'Semi-Tough.' This turned out to be the breakthrough he needed, as he soon began receiving calls for additional roles in both film and television series.

And what self-respecting Sly fan could forget Dennehy's performance as an overzealous sheriff in 'First Blood'? It showcased how easily he could take on the role of a villain, and Hollywood didn't fail to take notice.

I don't think I need to outline all of the man's accolades, as there will be plenty of writers covering this topic if you're interested. My purpose for writing this article has far more to do with a celebration of the man's life, success, and the indelible mark he left on the world.

I pray that his family and friends find the strength to deal with his passing. The loss of a loved one can be a torturous, visceral experience -- but there's contentment to be found in knowing that those we care about have transcended suffering. We can only hope that there's peace to be found beyond this stage of existence.

I believe that there's a lesson to be found in this article irrespective of whether or not you held any adoration for this man: life should never be taken for granted. Like each grain of sand resting upon a beach, our lives our composed of mostly inconsequential parts which we take for granted. If we can't see them as a whole, then we aren't looking hard enough at the bigger picture...

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