Author Archive: Monique Ess

Imagine No Religion

If you believe in God, do you think religions that claim to follow His word disgust him?  Can you imagine He is sitting there up in Heaven, wanting to cry out, “Hey, you’re doing it wrong!” There are many denominations within the Christian religion that claim they are the only “true” church.  The Catholic Church, …

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We the People Need To Stop Being So Complacent

How do you like President Obama’s New Year gift to the US?  Doesn’t it give you a warm, fuzzy feeling that, while lounging around in Hawaii, he signed NDAA into law?  Oh, but don’t think he did so because he wanted to.  No, once again, President Hope and Change played the victim.  Obama signed this …

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Weeping In the New Year

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, 2011 is officially over.  Happy new year to all; may you have a prosperous 2012 full of joy and laughter. Like many people, I have an old habit of weeping in the new year.  As soon as the clock strikes midnight and the first notes of “Auld Lang Syne” …

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What Is Art?

One of the many definitions of “art” according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is:  “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects; also : works so produced.”  I think most of us can agree that this is a satisfactory definition of what we think of as art, am I correct? …

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Things That Go Bump In the Night

Not far from Alexian Brothers (now called St. Alexius Hospital-Broadway) is the Lemp Brewery and mansion, which is supposedly one of the most haunted places in America.  The Lemp family  was full of bad luck; some members of the family died of self-inflicted injuries, and some died in other tragic ways.  Many visitors to the …

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Are You Living a Life with No Regrets?

I find it strange when I see or hear people say “I don’t have any regrets…”  Really?  Are people just kidding themselves when they say something like this, or is it actually possible to live a life with no regrets?  If you’re one of these regret-free people, I’d love to hear from you, maybe get …

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You’ve Been Invited to Go Up and Down the Ladder with Me!

After reading that headline, you’re probably thinking, “Why is this strange woman inviting me to go up and down a ladder with her?  That sounds stupid…”  Hmm.  Maybe it is.  But I’m willing to wager that there are some people out there who enjoy sharing the ups and downs of life with others. Moni’s Ladder …

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