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June 26, 2010

    “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.”    ~Thomas Jefferson ~  ...
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Archived Post March 2010

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March 7, 2010

 March 2010 Lagniappe           Recently, we went to Avery Island, home to Tabasco pepper sauce.  For all of one dollar, per car, you may take a mini tour of the factory, visit the museum, see a video, and enjoy more free samples than I have ever before been offered.  I will say that we...
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Archived Post February 2010

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February 1, 2010

 February 2010 Tia We are driving through the Everglades.  On this clear, chilly morning the sun is shinning brightly, and the trees are dressed with the widest array of birds that I have ever seen.  It is impossible to identify them all or take in the vast landscape rolling by, as we cross Alligator...
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Archived Post January 2010

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January 3, 2010

  January 2010 Surviving Matters “But in the field the man finds the girl who is engaged, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lies with her shall die.  But you shall do nothing to the girl; there is no sin in the girl worthy of death. ...
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Archived Post December 2009

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December 6, 2009

 December 2009 Topsy-Turvy             “As Maria raised her head she knew that the court was not there.  The light was different and the ballroom floor was the quilt of her bed at home.  She opened her eyes wide.  The clear light of the morning was streaming into her room.  An icicle glittered outside...
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Archived Post November 2009

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November 7, 2009

December 2009 Merci “Perhaps the most touching objects are simple stars cut out of paper and fabric from people with nothing more to give. . . ‘I am an old lady,’ explains one woman in a note with her star. ‘However, I send you a token of my appreciation… to thank you with all...
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Archived Post October 2009

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October 7, 2009

 October 2009 Coming Home   I have always said I would go sometime in the autumn Away from the bare boughs and the fallen leaves, Away from the lonely sounds and the faded colors, And all the ancient sorrow, and change that grieves.   I have always said I would go – and now...
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Archived Post September 2009

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September 7, 2009

September 2009 Gone Fishing             Well not exactly, but in the morning we do head to New York City, to begin the first leg of our own “Grand Tour.”  We will be gone for most of the month, and have decided to disconnect for the duration, we shall see if that last.  Unless an...
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Archived Post August 2009

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August 2, 2009

August 2009 What Matters     “. . . Roll down the window, put down the top.  Crank up the Beach Boys, baby don’t let the music stop.  We’re gonna ride it till we just can’t ride it no more. From the South Bay to the Valley. From the West Side to the East...
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Archived Post June 2009

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June 7, 2009

June 2009 This is the Honor I Pay You “Dear Jill:  Just had you on my heart, and also wanted to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed reading your website.  You are very good writer, Jill!  Not that I know much, but just wanted to share that with you.  We don’t tell one another...
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