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Patty Hearst and Tom Matthews

I Was Kidnapped by Patty Hearst: The Tom Matthews Story

On a Thursday afternoon in mid-May 1974, in the small city of Lynwood, California, 18-year-old high school senior Tom Matthews answered a knock on the door. Outside stood a short-haired brunette in her twenties, who inquired about the Ford Econoline van for sale. In a matter of minutes, “Emily” was behind the wheel, with Tom sitting shotgun in the front passenger seat. It was then that Tom Matthews’ life took a turn....

LEONARD COHEN’S FINAL MASTERPIECE WAS HIS PARTING GIFT

Leonard Cohen wasn't a regular at his local temple. He admittedly had moments of grace with a higher force but he lived much of his life as most of us do. He smoke, drank, and famously enjoyed the pleasures of the flesh. You could say he was a humanist whose higher power was love. Leonard practiced Zen Buddhism in Mount Baldy but always considered himself Jewish. He kept the practice of humility with him always. The people's poet, whether you knew him or not, his passing most likely pained you as if he was family. Even Bob Dylan had called the 82 year old musician, "No. 1 to my zero." ...