Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Dear Prof. Osler: I live in the Metroplex, and I have nothing to do tomorrow night.

Dear Metroplex Resident,
Are you interested in capital punishment? If so, I will be speaking tomorrow night at the University of Texas- Arlington before their production of Tim Robbins' stage version of Dead Man Walking. My talk will be at 6 pm in room 258 of the Fine Arts Building at UTA; the play will be in the same building with more chat after the show, I suspect. My presentation may involve a brief liturgical dance and an intermission during which I will play the banjo and sing "Rocky Top." Crack will not be mentioned...

Yours Truly,


Cool - Tim Robbins! Oh sorry, Cool. Prof. Osler! OK - I'm a freaky Bull Durham fan and I love him in Shawshank Redemption with Morgan Freeman.

Sorry I can't be in town to do this myself;( Good luck!
You"ll always be home sweet home to me.
Anon 8:57-- is that a movie quote? I'm dense.
Osler, c'mon... It's part of the song "Rocky Top"! You obviously haven't been in the South long enough. :)
My niece is saddened that you will not be mentioning her beloved toy snake, Crack.
In a message dated 3/2/2010 6:32:12 A.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

To: Students and Professors, U of Texas - Arlington

Departments of Theatre Arts, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Political Science, Communications, Art and Art History

From: Dudley Sharp, contact info below

"Dead Man Walking" & Sr. Helen Prejean: A Critical Review
From Dudley Sharp

" . . .makes you realize the Dead Man Walking truly belongs on the shelf in the library in the Fiction category."

"Being devout Catholics, 'the norm' would be to look to the church for support and healing. Again, this need for spiritual stability was stolen by Sister Prejean."

The Bourques, Victim Survivors, Dead Family Walking

"Sister Helen Prejean & the death penalty: A Critical Review"

Other, related links

"Death Penalty Support: Christian Scholars"

"The Death Penalty: Neither Hatred nor Revenge"

"The Death Penalty: More Protection for Innocents"

"The Innocent Executed: Deception & Death Penalty Opponents"

"Killing equals Killing: The Amoral Confusion of Death Penalty Opponents"

"The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation"

"Physicians & The State Execution of Murderers: No Ethical/Medical Dilemma"

"Pope John Paul II: Prudential Judgement and the death penalty"

"At the Death House Door" Can Rev. Carroll Pickett be trusted?"

More topics upon request.

Sincerely, Dudley Sharp
e-mail, 713-622-5491,
Houston, Texas

Mr. Sharp has appeared on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, NBC, NPR, PBS , VOA and many other TV and radio networks, on such programs as Nightline, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, The O'Reilly Factor, etc., has been quoted in newspapers throughout the world and is a published author.

A former opponent of capital punishment, he has written and granted interviews about, testified on and debated the subject of the death penalty, extensively and internationally.
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