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Archived Post August 2008

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August 6, 2008

Follow A Hero Where have all the good men gone, and where are all the gods? Where’s the street-wise Hercules to fight the rising odds? Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need. I need...
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Archived Post May 2008

Follow Happy Birthday Israel!               By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentor demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”  ...
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Archived Post April 2008

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April 1, 2008

Follow April 2008 Sweetie Okay – What About Boy?  You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ~ Sir Winston Churchill ~ The Democratic National Party wrote Kate last week asking for money.  I am certain they wrote her, in response to my recent...
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Archived Post March 2008

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March 7, 2008

Follow March 2008 Hallowed Ground Here beside a great oak tree I counted the corpses of fifteen men… The blue and the gray were mingled together… It was no uncommon thing to see the bodies of Federal and Confederate lying side by side as though they had bled to death while...
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Archived Post February 2008

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February 4, 2008

Follow February 2008 Does Failure Negate the Attempt? “Tis a lesson you should heed, Try, try again.  If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  ~ W. E. Hickson ~ I started this article, several weeks back, writing: I voted for Rudy.  I was not sure until the moment I...
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Archived Post January 2008

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January 1, 2008

Follow I Have Never Made a Chocolate Soufflé   “It is a sin not to do what one is capable of doing.” ~ Jose Marti ~ Traditionally, the concept of a new year brings the hope of change.  It is a time when we reflect on the past and look forward...
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Archived Post December 2007

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December 3, 2007

Follow Brown Paper Packages   Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things . . . Oscar Hammerstein II   One of our most beloved Christmas traditions is to watch The...
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Archived Post November 2007

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November 7, 2007

Follow Road Trips   The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. ~ St. Augustine ~               I began life on the road.  My parents had left Cuba, for the last time, in April of 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro had declared that...
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Archived Post October 2007

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October 7, 2007

Follow October 2007 The Browning of America In the United States, September 15 – October 15, is considered Hispanic Heritage month.  I have to start, by wondering, if I am the only one who has an issue with thirty-one days, from two different months, being combined to create what is being...
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Archived Post September 2007

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September 7, 2007

Follow September 2007 Nine-Eleven     “Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for...
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