Monthly Archives: March 2018

Mark Twain: Humor & Wisdom

I found a picture of young Mark Twain (see above). A great head of hair, and it was not white yet (see elsewhere). He was a story teller, lecturer, writer and traveler. Often, his words –written or spoken—could be both … Continue reading

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America’s Finest Music

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honors living musical artists (composer and/or performer) whose lifetime contributions exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the work of George and Ira Gershwin (see above). The Gershwin Brothers gave the … Continue reading

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Seriously Funny People

The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded annually by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist … Continue reading

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An Early Spring

Around Philadelphia, this has been an interesting Winter. There was a stretch of time (around three weeks) when the temperature stayed too low for comfort. The highs were in the 20s and the daily lows were single digits, occasionally dropping … Continue reading

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2018 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics have come, astounded us with their athletic skill and beauty, and gone. But a new star was born. We must learn the name. Here are a baker’s dozen of possibilities that should remain in our minds. Shaun White … Continue reading

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