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April 1, 2019

Smalltalk, it’s a Cleveland Thing   Yes, as a former Clevelander, I am playing with the word, Smalltalk. But did you know that one of the inventors of Smalltalk was from Cleveland, Ohio, and a woman? First, what is Smalltalk? Simply put, Smalltalk is a programming language that was created as a method for...
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Free this Month

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April 1, 2019

National Park Week     I cannot say enough about the National Parks, in the United States – the system covers everything from historical homes to national seashores, and a visit to any one of the parks will both entertain and enlighten. This month you can visit a park for free! On April 20,...
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In the Wild!

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March 25, 2019

Bold Chickens, Plus One     Honestly, I am not sure if this article should be posted under In the Wild! or Food; as these very bold and friendly chickens live at The Blonde Giraffe, Key Lime Pie Factory, in Tavernier, Florida, in the Keys. We took Lia to The Blonde Giraffe, because they...
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Art

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March 20, 2019

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    Sinan the Jew and Haireddin Barbarossa  by  Artist unknown, believed to be Italian 16th Century I do not know if I would hang a print of this painting in my home, but...
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Food

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March 15, 2019

Game Night Cake “A Party without cake is just a meeting.” ~ Julia Child~ Cake matters!  In the television show Friends, when one of the characters, Monica, meets her infant nephew, she promises him that she will always have gum. I share my great appreciation for that show with my niece, Beth, whose children...
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The Dialogue

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March 9, 2019

Happy Birthday Mother   My plans for March 9th are to visit an orchid show, my Mother’s favorite flowers, which I love;  and yes, eat fried chicken, that I do not so much care about, but that she loved.  One of the things I decided a few years ago, was that instead of spending...
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Poet’s Corner

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March 1, 2019

Record, Remember, and Relive   Write it down Yes The good and the not so good The moments you believe you will want to treasure And those you wish had not been as they were One day Maybe sooner than you might imagine It will matter that you are the one that recorded your...
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A View From the Road

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March 1, 2019

A Perfect Sunset     I am not sure that a perfect sunset can be enhanced; but I must say the pelican in flight does help create an even more perfect View From the Road.
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Public Square

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February 22, 2019

Eloise   I must admit that I felt more than a little bit mischievous, the first time I decided to go into the Plaza Hotel, in New York City, in search of Eloise. Eloise is the central character of a children’s book written by Kay Thomspson and illustrated by Hilary Knight.  The initial story...
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Art

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February 16, 2019

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~   Love of Winter by George Wesley Bellows Okay, I am never going to love winter, but I do love this painting by George Wesley Bellows, who was born and raised in Columbus,...
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