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August 17, 2018

Ft. Pierce Public Art In the Swim by Jorge Blanco   I love the unexpected; it is always wonderful when I go looking for a particular place or thing and find it, but there is something rather delightful about coming upon an unexpected treat, like public art in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Strolling around Gazebo...
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July 12, 2018

Ybor City Museum State Park   This is where I was supposed to have been born; my parents were living here when my maternal grandfather passed away, and my Mother flew to Columbus, Ohio, for the funeral.  While there, she went into labor and I was delivered at The Ohio State University, instead —...
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June 11, 2018

“1930’s Family Camping: York Beach, Maine At Home on the Road”     I unexpectedly happened upon this exhibit, at the Smithsonian, and found myself taking a moment to savor a piece of both familiar and foreign history. One of the things I first noticed, when driving through Maine, many years ago, was that...
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May 15, 2018

George H. W. Presidential Library It is hard for me to believe that is has been almost twenty years since we visited the George H. W. Presidential Library; I am glad I saved the dated ticket. Sadly, I do not have pictures of our visit.  The Library is located at 1000 George Bush West,...
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April 11, 2018

Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism Yom HaShoah     Holocaust Memorial By Ofra Friedland   There are various days, around the world, which are set aside to remember the six million Jewish people who were murdered in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as designated...
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April 5, 2018

The James Thurber House     “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~ James Thurber ~ An Adventures Daydreamer Did you know that Mittyesque is a word? The word is derived from one of James Thurber’s most well-known shorty stories, The Secret Life of Walter...
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March 15, 2018

The Algonquin Hotel     Though the hotel opened in 1902, it would be a few years later, till it entered literary lore.  “In the summer of 1919 a group of writers met in the Pergola Room for a party and came to have lunch at the Algonquin every day for the next ten...
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February 15, 2018

President James Abram Garfield’s Home and Grave Site “The world’s history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet...
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January 27, 2018

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day     Holocaust Memorial By Ofra Friedland   There are various days, around the world, which are set aside to remember the six million Jewish people who were murdered in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as designated by the United Nations is January...
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January 18, 2018

President George W. Bush Library One of my warmest memories, about President George W. Bush, does not involve him, but rather my neighbor Phil. I had volunteered for both of the President’s campaigns, a fact that could not be lost on any of my mostly Democrat neighbors, as my yard was filled with signs!...
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