An Open Letter From Cheryl Nagel

Lindsey started ballet at age 4

                  Dec 1., 2015  I am writing this open letter to let everybody know that our daughter, Lindsey has passed away. She was 24 years old, and leaves behind her son Rico Martinez Nagel, who will be 3 in December.   The cause of death was a bacterial […]

How I Helped OJ Get Away With Murder

Note: On the 20th anniversary of the “Crime Of The Century” The Truth Barrier brings you the real story, the true story, as it was lived by the actual people who were close to Mr. Simpson and his family, professionally and personally.  Everything else you will read in the news media in the coming days […]



In church, today, an elderly couple sat two pews in front of me, a bit apart. They both had short, grey hair. He reached over and stroked the nape of her neck, tenderly. I quickly decided this was happening because they were Christian, so not overcome with the hatred that has consumed men and women. […]

Update: Rico Enjoys First Drug Free Days Of His Life: Laughs

Rico and Lindsey

(Update is a copy of a Facebook Post) I spoke with Cheryl Nagel this evening and she updated me on the situation with her grandson Rico, and said I could share it. Rico was seen by several different doctors today. They are anxious to get him back on ARVs but not before he is tested […]

Indomitable Lynn

Lynn Margulis, Puffers Pond, 2010

Photo by Celia Farber

         By Dorion Sagan           Unlike many, perhaps, she continued to grow and learn until the end. One of the last projects she was involved in was the characterization of the symbiotic bryozoan, Pectinatella magnifica, who, like Lynn, loved to dwell in the possibility of Puffers Pond, the […]

Diane’s Cup


  I was in my kitchen rummaging for a coffee cup when I suddenly felt a yearning for one particular cup. It was earth brown, with a a rough surface, and no ear. Karl had been using it last time he was here. It was his. It was somehow emitting a frequency to me in […]