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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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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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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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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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Wit and Wisdom

Here are a couple dozen bits of Wit and/or Wisdom. I know where about half of them came from and the other half could be from T-shirts. What appeals to you?   Humor is the anesthetic of the mind. (Trevor … Continue reading

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A Final Thank You, Part 2

Sylvia Moy: Song Writer   This introduction is a repeat of Part 1’s introduction. However, the people described below are, obviously, different.  Many famous people died in 2017. Among them were: Gregg Allman, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell, David Cassidy, Barbara … Continue reading

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Unique Christmas Gifts

In this it’s-almost-Christmas season, how many gift catalogs have you received? 30, 40, 50? More? Did you receive one from Hammacher Schlemmer? (see above)  They provide a wide variety of gifts –all of them unique (and some very expensive, too). … Continue reading

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