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Every Life Matters in Captain America: Civil War

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Superhero movies always have collateral damage. That’s the innocent people who run away screaming as the bad guy blows up their city. You aren’t supposed to worry about those people. The superheros saved the day. Yeah! This movie is about those other people. They leave behind loved ones who grieve their loss. Their lives mattered, even if they came from unimportant …

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FBI vs Apple: Why It Matters to You

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Apple Refuses to Unlock Terrorist’s iPhone, reads the headline. Headlines have a way of confusing the truth. The iPhone in question belonged to Syed Farook, one of the perpetrator of the San Bernardino shooting. The FBI has his iPhone and wants to see what’s inside. Apple already provided them technical assistance and the contents of an iCloud backup. But Apple …

Concussion: A Hard-Hitting Movie

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“Nothing hits harder than the truth” is the tag line from the movie Concussion. Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), a Nigerian immigrant and county coroner, investigates the tragic death of former football player Mike Webster (David Morse). He won’t stop digging until he discovers the true cause of death: football. That’s not something the National Football League wants to hear. …

5 Tools for Productivity across Multiple Computers

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Priestly ministry has always faced many challenges: lapsed Catholics, disgruntled volunteers, Diocesan policy, the Devil…. But in the world of today, the biggest challenge can be multiple locations. Many priests are shared between two, three, even four parishes. In my case I split time between two offices. That can lead to lots of frustrations. Maybe you took down a name …