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January 19, 2021

A Voice for the Moderates “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for sums up the Law and the Prophets.” ~ Matthew 7:12 ~ I am a middle child.  I do not think that is why I am a moderate, though I do fall in between two...
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Nature

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January 14, 2021

The Hawaiian Room   Bear with me; this post does belong in Nature, I promise. Before going to visit my Aunt Helen, in Florida, I had not heard the term “Florida Room”.  It is another way of saying solarium, sun room or sun porch; the idea of an additional living space, which helps to...
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Public Square

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January 9, 2021

An Illions Carousel   I am not brave, especially when I am alone.  But as I have gotten older, I have occasionally become bolder; which is how I was able to photograph this Illions Carousel. I happened to be walking through Congress Park, when I spotted the carousel just as the workers were preparing...
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Art

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January 6, 2021

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~   Frankfurt Station  by John Moore   This is an oil on canvas, but to me it does not look like a painting; rather some sort of three dimensional art.  I am not entirely...
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Connected

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January 1, 2021

Hut Six   “We must not neglect the nonmilitary means by which an enemy may seek to undermine our national will.” ~ Gordon Welchman~   I am reading a very interesting book by Gordon Welchman called, The Hut Six Story: Breaking the Enigma Codes. Welchman was recruited to work at Bletchley Park, by Alastair...
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From the Editor

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January 1, 2021

My Fran Mrs. Frances Hines I thought that I was finished writing obituaries.  In the last ten years, I have lost too many people and had decided to stop writing about those losses; but this is different, Fran was different. Fran lived a very full life, and most people would say a long enough...
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Film’s Recommended by Marcial

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January 1, 2021

  “This is a trading world and men, women and children, who cannot live on gravity alone, need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is in a business established by the Author of our nature.  If he worthily fulfills his mission and amuses without...
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Holiday’s

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January 1, 2021

Happy New Year My very lovely friend, Joan Williams, sent me a New Year’s Card, which contained the poem below. I thought I would share it with you, as a way to wish you a Happy New Year. Also, I know for most of us, bidding farewell to 2020 is quite welcomed; but I...
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A View from the Road

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January 1, 2021

An Almost Perfect Snow Angel     Taken during a sledding down the hill in town, in Maine.   I am not sure why, but for some reason everyone seems to love making snow angels.
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Public Square

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December 29, 2020

Strawbery Banke   Have you been wishing for things to go back to the way they were?  I think for most of us, we are only hoping for the world we knew last year. But Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an outdoor interactive museum, which takes you back a little further. Below...
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