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SLANDEROUS NEWS

The media today has had to prove themselves accountable for each story they put out there.  The fact that news is no longer really edited until after the fact, leaves their stories full of holes and often untruths.  The term … Continue reading

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THE FLIGHT OF THE RED BARON

  Most of us have heard of the Red Baron of World War I through the antics of Charles Schulz cartoon character, Snoopy.  The persistent beagle dons his leather pilot’s helmet, goggles and white silk scarf, ascends to the top … Continue reading

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FATHER FIGURE?

Born on April 5, 1900, in my home town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Spencer Tracy would become a star in the movies.  He was the quintessential father figure in my eyes.  His kind and compassionate approach to each character he portrayed, showed in his … Continue reading

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A SAD LITTLE BOY

On this day in 1853, the fourth and last child of Abraham and Mary Lincoln was born. He was named Thomas.  It was a difficult labor for Mary.  Many hours of pain and the attendance of two doctors resulted.  Little Tad was born … Continue reading

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A LEGEND IN HIS OWN TIME

When I was a  child, I found great solace in the literature of the past.  Books like RIP VAN WINKLE and THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW held great fascination for my imaginative young mind.  The beauty of reading a well … Continue reading

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MANY FACETED MEN

Yesterday was Easter, so I didn’t have time to research famous birthdays – however, we should not forget the man who brought many faces to the silver screen through his characterization.  Lon Chaney was born on April 1, 1883.  I imagine … Continue reading

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TOO YOUNG TO DIE

There are so many harsh memories of the American Civil War.  Even today, remnants of the pitting of brother against brother seems impossible to imagine.  Yet even in times of war, deference to family can take a back seat to … Continue reading

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A BEAUTIFULLY, TROUBLED MIND

“What am I in the eyes of most people – a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person – somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low.  All right, then … Continue reading

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BIG BOX

Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures.  Don’t take yourself so seriously.  Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up.  Have fun and always show enthusiasm.  When all else fails, put on a costume and sing silly … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER

On this day in 1793, the United States was just a fledgling nation with much unexplored land to the west.  On that day, Henry Schoolcraft was born in Albany, New York.  His father was a glass maker and Henry would … Continue reading

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