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June 26, 2010
Archived Post

Follow     “Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all:  the conscientious historian will correct these defects.”   ~ Herodotus ~ (The Father of History)   “A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.”   ...
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Favorite Books

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June 26, 2010
Favorite Books

Follow   Lead Like Ike I have just finished Lead Like Ike, Ten business Strategies from the CEO of D-Day, by Geoff Loftus.  I was initially intrigued by the author’s title; the concept of this book was brilliant; the execution, however, was innocuous with writing that is very casual and unfortunately...
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Public Square

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June 23, 2010
Public Square

Follow     “A man who never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life’s mountaintop experiences.   Only in losing himself does he find himself.” ~ Richard Milhouse Nixon ~   Human Bondage   “The United States was ranked for the first time in the...
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Travel

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June 23, 2010

Follow         Museums!               One of my fondest childhood memories involves a trip to a museum in Ohio.  I believe it was the Ohio History Museum, but cannot be sure. http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Nevertheless, what I most remember about that day is that I was able to make butter! ...
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In the Garden

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June 19, 2010

Follow Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Home and Garden       Driving in Cross Creek, Florida, I spotted an orange, on a tree – I had to stop! So much of our citrus, in South Florida was forciably removed, trying to stem some invassive bug or detrimental disease, that it is rare to...
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Oil

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June 9, 2010

Follow   “When asked why BP did not have containment systems on standby in case of a leak, BP spokesman Robert Wine said there was no reason to think an accident on this scale was likely.” “It’s unprecedented,” he said. “That’s why these caps weren’t there before.” http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/06/09/bp-changes-oil-containment-time-prediction/             Fifty-one days...
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A View from the Road

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June 7, 2010

Follow   The Everglades Ablaze This shot was taken as we crossed Alligator Alley, the highway which connects the east coast and west coast of southern Florida – and yes, alligators do abound, as does other wildlife, including a vast array of majestic birds, from flamingos to herons, normally a lovely drive.  The fires...
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Public Square

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June 5, 2010

Follow William J. Clinton Presidential Center     The President Clinton Library was much maligned, before opening, because of its architecture. It was said, by critics, that it looked like a double-wide house-trailer, on the river.  The design is very utilitarian.  The three story structure is easy to navigate and includes...
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Music and Musings

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June 3, 2010
Music and Musings

Follow       “The artist is the creator of beautiful things.  To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.”   ~ Oscar Wilde ~     Mr. Bojangles   “Bojangles is special because I hated the song.  Because I was afraid to do it.  Because that was my...
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The Poet’s Corner

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May 31, 2010
The Poet’s Corner

Follow Do Not Call My Name The shower chain clinks and clangs against the fence, dancing with the wind. The birds bathe in the pool, fluttering their wings in the sparkling water The sun glistens in the bright blue sky, with a single dark cloud its only blemish. I do not...
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