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Pamela Glasner
Originally from New York City, born in 1953, Pamela moved to Connecticut with her family at eighteen. A Dean’s List student, she graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in English and secondary education, with concentrations in psychology and sociology.

Pamela is a published author of historical fiction. Her most recent work, “Finding Emmaus”, book one of The Lodestarre series, focuses on the treatment and mistreatment of the mentally ill over a period of 350 years. Because her work requires a considerable amount of historical research in both the US and the UK, in addition to being a member of the Connecticut Historical Society, Pamela is also a Registered Reader at both the Royal Society of London and the British Library. Additionally, she is a member of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films

She attributes her love of architecture and antique restoration — two aspects of her life which are woven into the fabric of “Finding Emmaus” — to her grandfather who, after emigrating to the US from Austria in the 1920’s, became an iron worker and joined the ranks of those who left their legacy in the form of New York City’s incomparable skyline. But her real hero, though gone nearly forty years, is still her grandmother, whose strength, courage and unfailing faith taught her that “nothing and no one can keep you from your heart’s desire without your permission and your cooperation.”

Pamela lives in rural Connecticut and is presently working on book two of The Lodestarre Series.

Entries by Pamela Glasner

Golden Door International Film Festival: The Stuff of Dreams

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 3:41 PM

"I lift my lamp beside the golden door." That final and very famous line from the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty was the inspiration behind the birth of the Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City. Not just because of the name, but because of...

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Shriekfest: America's Preeminent Celebration of Horror

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 12:30 PM

What is it you need in the greatest quantity in order to launch and maintain a successful film festival? Well, if you ask Denise Gossett, founder and director of Shriekfest Horror Film Festival, Hollywood's preeminent celebration of independent horror films and screenplays for the past fourteen years, she'll...

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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror ... and the Saturn Goes to ....

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 3:23 PM

If you love movies that transport you to alternate universes, or into pasts which never quite existed but might have, or into the future, or into situations that just plain scare the tar out of you, then there is no question -- you need to know about

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Upcoming Award Show -- Honoring Celebrities: Film and Television

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 9:07 PM

Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.


On June 26th, actors, filmmakers,...

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Lessons, Miracles, Opportunities and Balance

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 1:14 PM

I have lately been giving a great deal of thought to the connection between all the new things I am getting involved in: writing articles about America's wild horses, soaking up books about historic females in the bible, some saints, some not, but all women of power and purpose, resiliency...

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Wild Horses -- Beauty and the Betrayers: Part Two

(13) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 2:22 PM

As I have said previously, the wild horses of America's eleven western states are caught in a battle of competing interests for the land on which they live, chief among those competitors, according to horse advocates, being cattle and sheep ranchers and their agents. And why is this? According to...

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Wild Horses - Beauty and the Betrayers (Part One)

(12) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 11:49 PM

Would you be surprised to learn we still have herds of wild horses roaming the American countryside? I guess I've always known it, but it's not something I've given a whole lot of thought to until this past summer when a friend introduced me to them, up close and personal,...

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Portrait of the Ideal Victim (Elder Financial Abuse)

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:02 PM

In my continuing crusade to protect the elderly from the clutches of those who prey upon them for a living (I'd rather rid the world of the perpetrators, but unfortunately, I don't think that's an option!), I have collected information from several reliable sources (such as state departments on aging,...

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There Are No Poor Elderly in Fairfield County

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 10:51 AM

Ever since 2011, when my 89 and 91-year-old parents were financially exploited and I became embroiled in the issue -- and in the battle -- I have been wracking brain to try to comprehend how. After all these years of teachings, preachings, beseechings and rooftop proclamations, after congressional testimonies and...

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Please -- Don't Remind Me!

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 2:06 PM

Ask any five people what 'confidentiality' means and they will all likely give you some version of the commonly-accepted definition: if I tell you something, don't tell anyone else. They'd be correct, of course, but their answer would also be incomplete. There is another aspect to this concept which I'd...

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Something Beyond Survival - The Final Chapter

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 5:27 PM

Last time, I closed by talking about epiphanies and how gaining a measure of understanding can help a person let go of hate and anger.

I told you what my dear friend shared with me: that the perpetrator had to be a miserably unhappy man, and every act of...

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Something Beyond Survival -- Part Four

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 4:41 PM

Last time, I closed with the very explosive idea of sympathy for the devil: feeling sorry for -- and going so far as contemplating forgiveness for -- someone who victimizes and devastates you, or those you care deeply about.

The question I posed last time was: after everything the...

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Something Beyond Survival: Part 3

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 2:38 PM

Last time, I talked about that maddeningly endless litany of seemingly unanswerable questions that can feel like pinballs bouncing around in your head; questions about self-protection vs. being part of the human society and therefore, at least in some respects, being your brother's keeper, and about turning the other cheek...

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Something Beyond Survival - Part Two

(9) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 2:28 PM

Last time, I closed by talking about what it felt like when I had to admit to myself I was a victim of a crime, and that what I wanted most of all was to take back my personal power.

As I noted last time, the first time I...

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Something Beyond Survival - Part One

(13) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 12:23 PM

Not that I would ever trivialize the enormity of being a 'survivor' -- after all, I'm one, too -- but once the initial relief of realizing I'd attained that goal had abated, it wasn't long before I began to wonder, "OK ... now what?" Because there had to be something...

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Age Plus Bad Decisions Don't Necessarily Equal Senility!

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 3:40 PM

I've been talking a lot about cognitive impairment, how complex an issue it is, and what a very grey area incapacity is. In fact, I cannot think of one single issue with more gradations of grey. Discussions about the issue of age as one of mental incapacity's determining factors becomes...

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Elder Exploitation -- Is Legislation the Answer?

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 6:40 PM

On Friday, June 15, the United Nations Secretary-General issued a formal statement urging the world at large to do a better job protecting the human rights of our elderly. He cited some excellent reasons for this requested vigilance: statistics as well as the consequences of doing nothing. He even pointed...

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Who Protects And Serves When The Elderly Are Fleeced?

(94) Comments | Posted January 29, 2012 | 5:30 PM

Nine months ago, before my mother passed away, before this horror show (my awareness of my parents' money being stolen right out from under everyone's noses) began, if anyone had suggested to me just how easy it is to steal from the elderly and just how often it happens --...

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Mickey Rooney to Star in New Documentary About Elder Abuse

(4) Comments | Posted September 16, 2011 | 4:41 PM

Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney is to be the special guest star in a new feature-length documentary film which examines the financial exploitation of senior citizens, the staggering financial cost and the incalculable human cost.

Elder exploitation is among the safest and most lucrative criminal enterprises in the world, being the...

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Last Will and Embezzlement

(5) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 11:18 AM

A few months ago, had someone asked me what I'd have considered to be the worst event in a person's life, I'd have said, without hesitation, the loss of a loved one. I have since reconsidered. Learning too late (shortly after my 90-year-old mother's death) that my parents were the...

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