Category Archives: Politics

Presidential Material

Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time reading and writing about Mark Twain (ie, Seriously Funny People, 3/15/18, and Mark Twain: Humor and Wisdom, 3/28/18). He had great hair, including a mustache. I’ve pictured him in both articles. It made … Continue reading

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Casablanca’s 75th Anniversary

According to the AFI (ie, American Film Institute), “Casablanca” is the 2nd best film ever made. (See its list of The 100 Best Films of All-Time.) Roger Ebert was quoted as saying he thought it never got a bad review. … Continue reading

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Gifts for Famous People

I know you are busy finding appropriate gifts for all your friends and family members. Now, image you had to get appropriate gifts for famous people as well. Here are some suggestions for a dozen folks who are known everywhere. … 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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The Best and Worst of Times

Good-bye Charles Dickens wrote “A Tale of Two Cities” in 1859. His book began with these famous words: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” As I thought back on the events of 2016, I … Continue reading

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THE NAME GAME

Can you name this man? This game is quick, simple, and enjoyable. If given a few clues, can you guess the names of two famous people? Remember: the LAST name of one famous person will always be the FIRST name … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom

Four months ago, when I began this blog, I intended it to be “interesting, fun, and perhaps, a little intriguing.” But lately my wife and I are having increasing difficulty keeping a world event from overwhelming us. The war in … Continue reading

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