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A View from the Road

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August 18, 2019

Bova’s   When they first married, my sister and her husband lived in the North End, in Boston; one of the places they frequented, and introduced me to is Bova’s.  It is an Italian bakery, family owned since 1926. I especially love their cannoli’s and Italian cookies, and adore the fact that they are...
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Food

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August 15, 2019

The Cart!     Appetizer: A food or drink that stimulates the appetite and is usually served before a meal ~ Merriam Webster ~   I love the cart! My notion of the cart started to compensate for lack of counter space, in the house in Florida; but it has become that place where...
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The Dialogue

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August 13, 2019

  “Here’s a little help with your deposit!”       I will admit that is the line that has kept me from previously sharing this letter. My Mother did not put an actual date on the letter, as so often was the case, and I foolishly so often, did not keep the envelopes...
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In the Wild!

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August 10, 2019

My Ducks It Has Been a While     Did you know that this column was originally named Ducks?  I love the ducks in my yard in Florida, and have taken countless pictures of them, sharing more than a few with you. But alas all of God’s creature’s deserve their fifteen minutes of fame;...
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Public Square

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August 8, 2019

Chicago Water Tower     Walking along Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois, it is impossible not to be drawn to the castellated gothic building, which is in fact Chicago’s former water tower.  It is the kind of building you want to touch! I wish I could say that I went looking for the Water...
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Film’s Recommended by Marcial

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August 1, 2019

    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...
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Poet’s Corner

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August 1, 2019

Change     Change pounds on the door Welcomed or not She will not be ignored The only true constant In life Is change She will rush over you With overpowering force and determination Knocking you to the ground Leaving you broken and baffled Unless you decide to surrender To the unrelenting truth That...
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Food

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July 29, 2019

Enchiladas Plus My Go to Mexican Dish     Knowing food on the road can be more of a miss than a hit, when Kate came home from an extended trip, as I headed to the kitchen to make lunch, our primary meal of the day, I asked her if she would like steak?...
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Ephemera

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July 27, 2019

From Life Magazine For Phil Originally, I had planned to share copies of the pictures which Life Magazine published of the moon landing.     But the originals are readily available and certainly of finer quality than what I might scan for you.  However, in looking through the various issues of Life, published in...
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Nature

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July 25, 2019

A Lunar Lander At the Roadside     Not all roadside rest stops are created equal; you pull over to use the facilities and to stretch your legs, usually, though not always, in a park like atmosphere.     In Westonia, Mississippi, however, the beautiful magnolias come with an added attraction; the actual trainer...
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