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Washington Schlepped Here

 A favorite little book of mine by Christopher Buckley (2003…152 pages) who takes you on a walking tour through Washington D.C.. Each time I pick it up there’s something I missed the last time, like when he strolls along The … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2016

Freedom comes with a price that’s never more evident than when you go to Arlington National Cemetery, and it has little to do with the Kennedys, all majestically buried there like movie stars. It’s those endless rows of white headstones … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mrs. Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis would have been 85 on July 28th.  When I walked by her old building (1040 Fifth Avenue), something I do often, I suddenly started to think about her.  I had just told a friend how, when she … Continue reading

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So Where Were You Fifty Years Ago Today?

It’s November 22nd, 2013. On this day fifty years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our 35th President, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas at the tender age of 46. We all watched…we all remember. For starters, the mass of Kennedy stuff that’s … Continue reading

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Soldier To Soldier

I like to think of myself as patriotic, but as I said to my friend Ed, then why am I always getting out of jury duty? He told me how he watched a film that had a platoon of soldiers … Continue reading

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Shiver Me Timbers

I wrote this piece way back in 2011.  Has remained a favorite of mine.  My blog was new…I was excited while Tom Waits crooned in my ear. I’m quite fond of the expression shiver me timbers thanks to my dad … Continue reading

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