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Entries by Thom Nickels from 10/2013

My Time as a Vietnam War-era Conscientious Objector

| Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

When I chose to apply for conscientious objector status in 1969 during the height of the Vietnam War, I was a teenager and in a quandary: How was I to prove my objection to conscription on non-religious grounds?

Growing Older in America

| Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

Baby boomers -- aka the children of the '60s or the great generation that brought the world the sexual revolution and Woodstock -- have revolutionized the idea of what it means to be older... with vitamins, plastic surgery, Botox and Viagra.

Face-to-Face With the Miraculous

| Posted 10.18.2013 | Religion

I took to the road again but this time headed to visit one of my favorite places, Saint Tikhon's monastery. Saint Tikhon's is an Orthodox monastery about 40 minutes outside of Scranton.

A Chat With Philadelphia's Mr. Halloween

| Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Forty-five years ago Henri David was a bearded, long-haired hippie who liked to hang out with female impersonators. That year, Henri, all dressed up for Halloween and with no place to go, decided that it was time to do something big on his own.