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Episode 114 – “I Dream of Genie”

The fable of Aladdin’s Lamp, adapted here as “I Dream of Genie,” is an enduring favorite, and perhaps that’s because it raises a fundamental philosophical issue of how one ought to lead one’s life in a very personal way: What ought you  … Continue reading

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Episode 104 – “The Thirty Fathom Grave”

It is not uncommon for individuals who have  survived multi-casualty events, such as  wars, terrorist attacks, hurricanes, floods,  and other disasters, natural and human-induced, to struggle with their good fortune, in the midst of so much bad fortune. This phenomenon,  … Continue reading

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Episode 47 – “Night of the Meek”

“Night of the Meek” is a Christian morality tale, a Christmas miracle story. It is about sympathy and support for the meek: the poor, the young, the old, the homeless and the impaired. We see the meek in these forms, … Continue reading

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Episode 42 – “The Eye of the Beholder”

The notoriety of this story in The Twilight Zone corpus is surely due to the way it hits us over the head with the truth expressed in the episode’s title.  But that truth is easily misunderstood, and the power of … Continue reading

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Episode 38 – “Man in a Bottle”

What do we desire, and what is of value?  This episode begins with those questions. Anelderly lady brings a used wine bottle to an antique/junk shop claiming it is an heirloom. But the item is something no one desires – … Continue reading

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