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A slice of A Christmas Carol

The Second of the Three Spirits– (last gasp of stave three ) “A merry Christmas and a happy New Year to the old man, whatever he is!” said Scrooge’s nephew. “He wouldn’t take it from me but he may have … Continue reading

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Making Christmas ?

People everywhere are doing something tonight to make this holiday one that they will cherish and hopefully share those memories with loved ones and friends that mean the most to them. I would urge everyone, however, to take a little … Continue reading

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Hits are like grits…

Can’t do much with only one but once you have a certain amount, like what I’ve accrued to date on this blog- that’s 180,709 total since I started it more than a decade ago-  thousands aren’t enough.You wouldn’t want me … Continue reading

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Gathering Leaves

by Robert Frost Spades take up leaves no better than spoons, And bags full of leaves, are light as balloons. I make a great noise of rustling all day Like rabbit and deer running away. But the mountains I raise … Continue reading

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It’s Halloween…

Not Easter…   Not Purim… Skip the soup,    

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9/11 seventeen years later

I believe for my regular readers it is common knowledge that I was on my very first grand castle tour when 9/11 happened. Many years have passed and the most memorable event for me was coming home to Denver a … Continue reading

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Who wrote God Bless America ?

Would it surprise you to find out that Irving Berlin wrote this song? I think I’ve always known this but it is the most commonly googled question on the internet! This is the 100th anniversary for this song- and Mr. … Continue reading

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The Peterkins Celebrate the Fourth of July

As a card carrying member of the Bicentennial class of the graduating high schoolers of 1976, I’m sure that at some point those of our parents, teachers and elders wondered how we ever made it to become such privileged students. … Continue reading

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What Color is Your World ?

    Earth Day is officially here and many people will be observing it by joining an Eco clean-up crew or involving themselves in some form of green activity just for the occasion. Recycling and reusing (or re-purposing) became an everyday … Continue reading

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What’s in an Irish name ?

     Even though this is officially an American holiday- being St. Patrick’s Day- in Ireland the idea of a re-named saint is one among several. In truth, the patron saint of Ireland ought to be St Brendan whose feast day … Continue reading

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