Category Archives: Places

Need Some “Good News?”

I live in a suburb of Philadelphia and get my daily news on television.  A typical day can include stories about fires, guns, robbery, murder, information on Bill Cosby’s trial, the latest scam affecting older citizens, a politician accused of inappropriate … Continue reading

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Saved for Everybody

The Library of Congress was established in 1800.  Initially, it was conceived as a resource for members of Congress only.  However, over time, its contents became available to officials of the government, and, occasionally, the public.  It has become the … Continue reading

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Mr. Rogers and Friends***

On June 8, 2018, a documentary entitled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” will begin showing in theaters. It is the story of Fred Rogers –Mr. Rogers to those who met in their childhood. A reviewer described the film this way = “Something … 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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Sports’ Halls of Fame

Recently, baseball announced its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees: Vladimir Guerrero, Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, Jim Thome, Jack Morris, Alan Trammell. However, the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum –while perhaps the most famous Hall of Fame—is not the only … Continue reading

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Ken Burns Looks at America

Fall has arrived. Another school year has begun. The leaves are changing color. And PBS has shown another Ken Burns documentary to entertain and enlighten their audience. Ken Burns’ Mother died when he was 11. Later, a psychologist told him: … Continue reading

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Paris, 1946

“America’s Greatest Generation” was Tom Brokaw’s term to describe the people who endured the Great Depression and fought in WWII. My parents were part of that generation. Recently, I rediscovered a small box of my Father’s possessions (he died in … Continue reading

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