MARK D SWARTZ

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Smiling Children With Down Syndrome On French TV Controversy

The debate about how to represent images of children with Down Syndrome on French TV rages on. “Smiling Down Syndrome Kids Banned from French TV in Case they Offend Post-Abortive Women” by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.  Nov 24 2016. France’s Conseil d’État (State Council) has confirmed its ban of the award-winning “Dear Future Mom” video from …

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Reading Richard Ford’s “The Lay Of The Land”

I am now about 110 pages into the second novel of Richard Ford’s Bascombe trilogy. So far it reflects the author’s penchant for reflective writing and the search for meaning in the banality of daily living. It is challenging to find Bascombe a truly sympathetic character at this point. Sure he’s insightful. He spews more …

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